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MUI1020HF: Civic Engagement and Economic Development

A research guide for MUI1020 students completing their case study assignment


In response to the provincial shut-down of essential services,

direct access to the Library's print collections is no longer available.


However, many print books are also available as e-books through the library catalogue.


The Library is also offering emergency access to HathiTrust's Digital Library, which offers digital equivalents to many items in our print collections while libraries remain closed.  Click here to learn more about this service.


Curbside pickup of print items in the LIbrary's collections is also now available.  If an item is NOT available through HathiTrust, it can be requested through the Library's catalogue.  To learn more about this service, please click here.


Scholarly books may be a useful resource for you project.  Some may contain case studies and/or have a regional or city focus.

To learn the basics of how to find books using the Library's catalogue, please consult the Books page found in the Urban Innovation @ UTM guide.

In addition to keyword or author searching, try using subject headings to surface books on a topic.  Here's a list of some of the subject headings associated with the e-books listed below:

Central business districts Political participation--[country name, e.g. United States, Canada]
Cities and towns--Growth
Cities and towns--[country name, e.g. Canada, United States]--Growth.
Shrinking cities
City and town life Strategic alliances (Business)
City planning
City planning--[country name, e.g. United States, Canada]
City planning--Technological innovations
Urban economics--[country name, e.g. United States, Canada]
Climate change mitigation [or other topic]--Government policy--[state name, e.g. California, Ontario]--[city name, e.g. Los Angeles, Toronto] Urban planning
Cluster analysis Urban policy--[country name, e.g. United States, Canada]
Community development, Urban--[country name, e.g. United States, Canada]
Local government--[country name, e.g. United States, Canada]
Manufacturing industries--location--[country name, e.g. United States, Canada]
Municipal government--[country name, e.g. United States, Canada]

Some of the above headings may only generate relevant results in combination with others.  Experiment with the subject headings listed there by clicking through to generate a search using a heading OR make a note of it and incorporate this into a future catalogue search.


What follows are examples of e-books available through the Library that relate to some of the themes found in your course readings.  For more, visit the Library's catalogue!