|Table of Contents||Introduction|
In the Fall of 2004, a consortium of Illinois academic libraries was awarded a generous collection development grant by the Illinois Cooperative Collection Management Program (ICCMP) to purchase materials to support the teaching and research of issues related to suburban and urban areas. These materials will not only support the faculty and students at the participating institutions, but will also be available to all the citizens of Illinois through the established interlibrary loan system. This web site provides information about the grant, the participating institutions, the materials purchased, and links to academic Urban Studies programs in Illinois. If you have problems or questions, be sure to ask for help at the Library Reference Desk (call 630 - 942 - 3364, or E-mail us).
|ICCMP Suburban and Urban Studies Grant|
|Participating libraries:||Subject areas they focused on:|
|College of DuPage Library||Cultural Anthropology, Human Geography, Ecology and the Environment|
|Illinois Institute of Technology Library||Architecture; Skyscrapers and High-Rise Buildings|
|Loyola University Chicago Library||Criminal Justice|
|North Central College Library||Economics, Goverment and Politics, History|
|Northeastern Illinois University Library||Ethnic Diversity and African-Americans|
|Roosevelt University Library||Housing and Transportation|
|Trinity Christian College Library||Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology|
|The University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign City Planning and Landscape Library||City Planning, Community Development, and Landscape Architecure|
These online research guides provide helpful lists of important printed and electronic resources that you can use to conduct research on various topics regarding Suburban and Urban areas.
H - URBAN, a moderated, multi-disciplinary Internet discussion list for Urban Studies topics.
Many educational institutions may not have a formal urban studies program, but they will offer courses in various academic departments (e.g., Geography, Sociology, Political Science, etc.) that will focus on urban issues. Some of the websites listed here will have links to valuable data, publications, and other institutions.
C.O.D. Resource Development Office: Phone (630) 942-2462
C.O.D. Library Reference Desk: (630) 942-3364
Dan Blewett; Reference Librarian
Phone: (630) 942-2279; FAX: (630) 858-8757
Office: SRC 3035; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org