A Planner's Guide to the Digital Bibliographic Revolution

Due to advances in speed and availability of online information, planners can now quickly and effectively search the most recent years of thousands of publications to assemble a substantial record of prior research on a given subject. This paper presents a guide to help planners and planning researchers to more effectively use the available online bibliographic tools and content. Recent changes are highlighted, including online electronic abstracting and indexing services that facilitate comprehensive searches for relevant works, and aggregators that permit electronic access to the full text of journal articles. Recent developments in digital bibliographic information are examined from the perspectives of planning researchers, practitioners, employers and journal editors. Although the digital bibliographic advances have the potential to increase planners' use of research, all aspects of the urban planning profession will have to make changes in terms of habits as well as time and budget allocations to realize this potential.

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  • Authors:
    • Stiftel, Bruce
    • Mogg, Rebecca
  • Publication Date: 2007


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  • Accession Number: 01044749
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 2007 10:51PM