Links to Research Tools
last updated Monday, August 2, 2010
Please email me with broken links or suggestions.
Scott Campbell (home page) 
Associate Professor of Urban Planning
College of Architecture and Urban Planning
University Of Michigan

2000 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor MI 48109-2069
office: 2225C A&AB

(734) 763-2077
(734) 763-2322 (fax)
Office Hours

U-M Libraries
U-M Library Home | reserves
search tools | proquest | ISI | ISI web
AAE LIbrary & urban planning resource page | visual resources
online journals:  ALL | URP
Knowledge Navigation Center -- software guides and tutorials

UM Libraries -- Linked Reference Materials
Basic Reference Resources
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Citation Guides for Government Documents
American Heritage Dictionary
Library of Congress: National Digital Library

Web Design
Prof. Campbell's page on "creating web pages"
see also:
Web Style Guide (Yale University)

U-M services
U-M academic calendar
U-M directory
U-M bus routes and parking

topo maps
google maps

GIS / Remote Sensing
U-M Spatial Analysis & GIS
USGS Earthshots
NASA earth observatory

Urban Planning
Cyburbia | directory
American Planning Association
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) | Student Network |
Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) | links
PlannersWeb (Planning Commissioners Journal)

The Non-Digital Alternative Approach to Thoughtful Writing
Wendell Berry, "How To Be a Poet"

Prof Campbell's pages of links:
academic writing, citation formats, and the problem of plagiarism
how to create web pages for student work
on Berlin
on Detroit
Academic Research and the Social Hierarchy of Conferences

Prof Campbell's Courses (past and present):
UP504 Quantitative Planning Methods • including section on graphic design: tables and charts
UP523 Regional Planning
UP532 Sustainable Development
(last taught Fall 1999)
UP538 Economic Development Planning
UP539 Methods of Economic Development Planning
UP540 Planning Theory
UP650 Advanced Planning Theory


Local & Regional Economic Development
UM's Community Economic Adjustment Programlinks to other resources (useful)
The Northeast-Midwest Institute
HUD Office of Policy Development and ResearchEconomic Development
International Economic Development Council


US Census
US Census Bureau, including:

Other US Government Resources
US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) • including:
   • Databases, Tables & Calculators by Subject
   • Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)
   • Occupational Employment and Wages
   • Wages by Area and Occupation
   • National Employment Matrix
US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) (data at the national, international, regional and industrial levels) - including:
   • GDP by state & metro areas
   • Regional Economic Accounts Interactive Chart
Fedstats (a nice gateway to federal statistics)
Bureau of Transportation Statistics Economic Development and Infrastructure
Federal Reserve BankEconomic Research & Data
HUD: data setsState of the Cities Data System

International Sources
United Nations Development Program (UNDP): Statistics
UN Statistics DivisionUNdataUN comtrade
World Bankdata
International Labour Organizationstatistics
Globalization and World Cities Research Network
IMFdata and statistics
European Unionstatistics
Inter-American Development Bankresearch and data
World Government Data (
Europa World Plus (UM access)

Resources at UM
US Government Documents Center
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)Data Access
SAND (Spatial and Numeric Data Services)
U-M Spatial Analysis & GIS
UM China Data Center
UM Map Library
LexisNexis (statistics) • alternate link: Statistical Universe

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)data • Economic Indicators and Releases
Econdata.netquick links
Economic Policy Institute: Datazone
SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments)