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Urban Policy & Planning


You can search for books using OneSearch, either in the main search box (on the library's home page), or by clicking the Books button.

To get started, you can search by title OR author. If you're not finding what you want, you can try the Advanced Search link which allows you to indicate whether the words you are putting in are part of the title and/or the author's name.

Searches default to show things in the Hunter College Libraries. But you can expand your search to seeing what is in "all CUNY" libraries, yet the example below shows when you just search for a print book that is on the shelves at Hunter's libraries. Also note this example shows a book that is at the Silberman campus, on E 119 and Third Avenue. 

As long as it's a "regular loan" book that is in the "stacks" (the shelves), you can request a print book from another CUNY library. 

Note the call number (the location of the book) and look up where the first letter (H, in this case) corresponds to the floor maps in the library. Be sure the location corresponds with the branch library (Cooperman; Silberman; Zabar Art Library; Health Professions Library). 

For info about other CUNY libraries, go here.


You can limit your search to both full e-books as well as e-book chapters.  The following example is just searching e-books at Hunter but you can also try expanding your search to all of CUNY. Note that Hunter students do not necessarily have access to all e-books available at other CUNY libraries.

Finding Urban Studies Books by Subject

If you're looking for a book, but you don't have a title (or author) in mind, it can be helpful to search by Subject.

Subject Headings allow you to search library catalogs for materials on a particular topic. Often subject heading searching can be more productive than searching by simple keywords. Since Urban Studies/Urban Policy & Planning is such a broad and interdisciplinary field, there are some recommended subject headings below.

To use Subject Headings in OneSearch, choose Advanced Search and then, from the pull-down, select Subject.  You can copy and paste the subject (from list below) into the appropriate field.

Architecture -- Human factors
Architecture and Society
City Planning
Civic Improvement
Community Development -- Urban
Ecological Landscape Design
Land Use -- Planning
Land Use -- Urban
Planned Communities
Regional Planning
Traffic Engineering
Transportation Engineering

And for policy folks

Urban policy
Urban renewal
Municipal government
Metropolitan areas
Community development, urban