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This is a selected list of resources for starting research in Planning.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias


Use these sources to identify writings or organizations relevant to particular planning topics and issues:

  • CPL Bibliographies. [Z5942.C69]
    This ongoing series by the Council of Planning Librarians has been indexed in:
  • Comprehensive Index...1958-1978 DOCUMENTS REFERENCE [Z5942.C65]
  • Annotated Bibliography and Index...1979-1989 [Z5942.C69 no. 253]
  • Annotated Bibliography and Index...1990-1995 DOCUMENTS REFERENCE [Z7164.R33D74 1995].
    Since 1996 the bibliographies have been published in the Journal of Planning Literature (below).
  • Information Sources in Urban and Regional Planning: a Directory and Guide to Reference Materials; DOCUMENTS REFERENCE [Z5942.D87 1994]
    Edward E. Duensing. This contains a useful listing of planning-related organizations, professional societies and trade associations.

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