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USP 173 - Summer 2020: Home

Important notes for online classes

1) The library's Get Started with Research guide offers some great help, including a short video tutorial on how to search the library catalog, search strategies for finding relevant journal articles, and how to get the full text of a journal article.

2) The library's Electronic Library Resources guide points to avenues for finding online books, journals, films and other materials. Many of these are resources that we always have, some are temporary access during the COVID closure.

3) You must be connected to the campus VPN to access the library's online resources from off-campus. Please see the Connect from Off-Campus instructions for more information. Be sure to select 2-Step Secured - Allthruucsd from the group drop-down menu while authenticating.

4) The library's COVID-19 response page has additional information about library services during Spring 2020.


This guide was created to help you find resources to research your assigned city. 

If you need additional help with finding books, articles, or general library resources (Kelly) or with Storymaps/GIS (Amy), feel free to contact us directly using the information at right.

Another option is our 24/7 chat reference service. Be aware that a librarian from outside of UCSD may respond to your question at first; if they are unable to get you what you need, they'll refer you on to UCSD for follow-up.

~Kelly & Amy

Examples - Reports from USP 100 Classes

These reports from past USP 100 classes, which used a similar assignment, may provide some inspiration for your own...


Austin  | Barcelona | Boston | Chicago | Copenhagen | Curitiba | Detroit |

Hong Kong | Las Vegas |  Los Angeles | Los Angeles | Los Angeles |

New Orleans | New York | Oakland | Portland | San Diego | San Francisco |

Seattle | St. Louis | Tokyo | Vancouver | Washington, DC

Research Help

Kelly L. Smith's picture
Kelly L. Smith
UC San Diego Library
9500 Gilman Dr. 0175R
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
pronouns: she, her, hers

GIS Librarian

Amy Work's picture
Amy Work
9500 Gilman Dr. #0175R
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175