How to search for and find information on planning
This guide will help planning students find the information they need for their studies.
In this guide you will:
Find key resources for planning, including grey literature
Plan a search to find information for a sample assignment question
Find referencing resources
Use the menu on the right of screen to navigate to the page you need.
ProQuestProquest is a large multidisciplinary database containing articles, books, reports and news. It's great for topics in planning and urban design, as well as business topics more broadly.
Taylor and Francis Online JournalsTaylor and Francis contains peer reviewed articles in the fields of planning, and urban and sustainable development. It's also really good for Australian focused content.
ScienceDirectScienceDirect contains peer reviewed articles and is very good at finding content across a range of planning, design and business topics.
Lexis Advance PacificProvides access to all Australian legislation. After you have found an Act, use the 'Legislation Citator' to access related cases, commentary, and articles.
iSurvProduced by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, iSurv is a portal to professional guidance in the fields of planning, project management and property.
FactivaA major news database covering sources from around the world including newspapers, business and trade publications.
Useful for providing an overview of a topic or issue. Contains background information and context and is very useful as a starting point for research - especially if you are new to a topic!
Contains the latest research on very specific topics and often contains in-depth analysis. Journal articles are published more quickly than books so can be used to find more up to date information.
Often contain specific information about a particular issue, event, industry area, region, trend or market. Most reports are written by or for governments, organisation or industry areas.