URBS 3955W: Senior Paper

This page contains a variety of academic resources useful for finding research related to your topic area.

Search Interdisciplinary Sources for Articles: Start here!

Search Disciplinary Databases: dig deeper into the literature of your topic

Specialized Literature & Policy Report Sources

Data Sources, including visualization and mapping

News Sources: local, national and global

Historical aerial photographs

Historical Minnesota maps online

Geospatial data

New data site with a subset of federal data and geospatial data available. Advantage: Can look easily for some specific formats including KML/KMZ and Shapefiles. 

Managing your research

Citing maps, atlases, and geospatial (GIS) data

Citation managers

Feature Zotero Mendeley (not recommended) EndNote 20 EndNote Online
Cost Free Free Price options Free
Styles Many citation styles Many citation styles Many citation styles Fewer citation styles
Plug-ins Microsoft Word, Google Docs Microsoft Word (not compatible with UMN Office 365) Microsoft Word Microsoft Word
Access Desktop/Web Desktop/Web Desktop/Web Web
Storage 300MB free 2GB free Unlimited 2GB free
PDF reader yes yes yes no
Editor integration Word, Google Docs Word Word Word
Sharing Unlimited Limited Unlimited Limited
Support Zotero support Mendeley support EndNote 20 support EndNote Online support
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2024 12:44 PM