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Suburban and Urban Studies

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ICCMP Suburban and Urban Studies Grant

C.O.D. Library Research Guides

Links to Urban Studies Programs in Illinois

Ask - A - Librarian for Help

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

Microsoft Excel fileList of Materials Purchased by the Participating Libraries.xls  (Help downloading)

Microsoft Excel fileList of Materials Purchased by the College of DuPage Library.xls  (Help downloading)

C.O.D. Library Research Guides

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.

Urban Studies Programs in Illinois

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.


The Consortium for Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI)

The Illinois Cooperative Collection Management Program (ICCMP)

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: blewett@cod.edu

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