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Urban Studies & Planning Research Guide: Websites

Recommended resources for doing research in urban studies and planning

Websites as Research Resources

Websites are a bit trickier than other types of sources when you're doing academic research. With books, journals, newspapers and other types of databases that the Library pays for, you can use those resources knowing that a professional librarian has vetted them and found them to meet some generally-accepted research standards. Websites, on the other hand, can be created by virtually anyone and go through no formal process to identify them as acceptable resources. When using websites in your research, you should carefully consider their accuracy, authority, objectivity, currency, and usability.

Organizations

Websites of Interest

Local Governments of San Diego Google Custom Search Engine

This custom Google search box searches only websites of government entities in San Diego County, inlcuding cities, county and SANDAG. Use this instead of the regular Google interface when searching for San Diego government information for more relevant results. Created by Annelise Sklar.