Here is a selection of topical research guides to UC Berkeley library and web resources for planning research. For additional topics please the complete list of guides.
- The Citizen's guide to planning, by Christopher J. Duerksen, C. Gregory Dale, and Donald L. Elliott. 4th ed. Chicago: American Planning Association, 2009. Good straight forward introduction to city planning.
- Doing urban research, by Gregory D. Andranovich, Gerry Riposa. Sage Publications, 1993. Focuses on some of the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to conduct research about cities. Includes research design and data collection.
- Information sources in urban and regional planning: a directory and guide to reference materials, by Edward E. Duensing. Center for Urban Policy Research, 1994. An annotated guide to the planning literature. Lists planning organizations, organized by discipline. Covers titles published since 1979.
- Social science reference sources: a practical guide, by Tze-chung Li. 3rd ed. Greenwood Pr., 2000. Approximately one third of the volume covers social sciences in general. The rest of the volume is devoted to the social science subdisciplines, including geography, economics, and sociology. Contains approximately 1,600 entries.
307.1 Planning + Development
307.1216 City planning
307.2 Movement of people to, from, within communities
307.33 Community Sociology
333 Economics of land and energy
333.7313 Land use
354.35 Urban Land
354.353 Land use planning
385 Railroad transportation
386 Inland waterway & ferry transportation
387 Water, air, space transportation
388 Transportation Ground transportation
388.4 Local transportation
691 Building material
692 Auxiliary contruction practices
693 Specific materials & purposes
710 Landscaping & area planning
711 Area planning (Civic art)