Course Research Pages

ECO 316 - Urban Real Estate Economics

Finding Background Information on Cities or MSAs

Credo Reference

Encyclopedia Britannica Academic Edition

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Finding Information in Books

Bowman Library Catalog - search by keyword for your city; we do have histories of some. The following subject headings might also be of interest for this course:

Library-Subscription Databases

Use these for finding current articles about issues related to your city or MSA and urban real estate economics. Use your library barcode to access from off-campus.

Business Source Complete - Contains publications on all aspects of business, including real estate, such as Real Estate Economics.

EBSCO Academic Search Premier - Contains current and past full-text articles from both the popular press (newspapers and magazines) and scholarly journals.

LexisNexis - Contains the full text of current and past news articles from international and national newspapers and magazines, newswires, and trade publications.

Public Databases

American Factfinder - U.S. Census Bureau information on cities and their demographics.

American Housing Survey - U.S. Census Bureau information on housing; the most comprehensive information available.

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Use this government site to search for employment and economic information on your city.

Emerging Trends in Real Estate - Annual reports on trends and forecasts on real estate from the Urban Land Institute.

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy MSA Land and Property Values - Contains home value, structure cost, land value, home price index, and land price index back to 1984.

National Association of Realtors - A useful place to look for current industry news; note that some content requires membership.

S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index - U.S. residential real estate prices.

St. Louis Federal Reserve (FRED) - House price indices.

City Data - Contains city statistics, including demographics, crime rates, employment figures, and home sales.

Zillow Data - Real estate data.

APA Citation

Basics of APA Style - An easy to use guide with sample papers. Use just the pages you need or watch the whole tutorial.

NoodleTools - Create correct APA-style citations easily and save them online using this awesome tool. (Menlo subscription: first-time login from any campus computer or see librarian for code.)

More Citation Help

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