Course Research Pages
ECO 316 - Urban Real Estate Economics
Finding Background Information on Cities or MSAs
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:
- Cities and Towns
- Community Development
- Housing Prices
- Metropolitan Areas - United States
- Real Estate
- Urban Economics
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.
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.
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.)
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