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HIST5990: Selected Topics - History of Suburbia: Library Catalogs

Catalog Search Terms

When searching in library catalogs for materials related to the history of suburbia, there are a number of terms you can use that address different aspects of the broader subject. Using any one of the following in combination with other subject terms like "United States," "History," "Government Policy," "Law and Legislation," and "20th century" can usually yield good results:

Affirmative action programs
Annexation (Municipal government)
Architecture and society
Architecture, Domestic.
Cities and towns
City planning
Discrimination in housing
Express highways
Housing development
Housing policy
Infrastructure (Economics)
Land use
Landscape architecture
Metropolitan areas
Real covenants
Real estate development
Sociology, Urban
Suburban African Americans
Suburban homes
Suburban life.
Urban renewal

Library Catalogs

Cheng Library Catalog
Contents of the Cheng Library's collection.

Search other library catalogs in New Jersey.

New Jersey State Library Catalog
The State Library's catalog has the most complete collection of New Jersey government documents, many of which pertain to suburban issues.

Huge union catalog of libraries in the U.S. and other countries; over 100 million records.

Subject Guide

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Richard Kearney
Electronic Resources Librarian
Reference and Information Services Office, Room 107g
David and Lorraine Cheng Library
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470