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URST 498: URST 498: Capstone in Urban Studies (Neill)

Resources to assist students with Capstone projects.

Research Starting Points: Urban Issues & Sustainability

Below are some UNLV Library databases, books, and web resources focusing on urban issues and sustainability to assist you with your assignments.

Start with a basic keyword search. Here are a few examples:

  • sustainability and building
  • green architecture
  • neighborhood beautification and community participation
  • high school dropout rate and community engagement
  • bullying in middle school and civic engagement
  • local impacts and climate change
  • energy and southwestern United States
  • waste disposal
  • public transportation
  • solar energy
  • waste disposal and research


Assignment #5: Data Analysis

There are several great resources available to find data/statistics to analyze. Check out the tips & resources below:

Searching on Google is a great place to begin for looking for statistics. In order to obtain official and reliable data, you can limit your sources to government websites by typing after your keywords.

crime statistics
recycling data

Library Handouts & Citation Resources

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