General plans are available in various libraries on the UC Berkeley campus. In addition to searching the catalogs and using journal indexes to locate information about general plans, you may wish to browse the Environmental Design Library stacks under these call numbers: HT168 and NA9127, keeping in mind that some titles may be in use. Plans are organized within these call number areas alphabetically by name of jurisdiction. Information on general plans is increasingly available on the Web.
Note: For general plans in the Institute of Governmental Studies Library (IGSL) collection search OskiCat and limit to Institute of Government Studies. The library has additional finding aids for pre-1983 collections. Contact the IGS library for more information. Also consider an online search via the IGSL's California Local Planning Documents Database.
Remember that you may combine terms, e.g., subject berkeley california city planning AND subject housing policy berkeley.
The following subject headings are examples of ways to search for specific areas or neighborhoods within a city:
Journal articles can provide supplementary information regarding the political process, community issues, and special interests that surround the creation of a general plan.
For listings of California newspapers online see Access World News.
Other suggested databases and indexes: