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Housing Research Resources is a selective bibliographic research guide to the UC Berkeley library and Internet social housing literature, both American and international.


Housing Research Resources is a selective bibliographic research guide to print and digital social housing  literature at UC Berkeley. Included are basic research tools, international, American, and local sources, and strategies for finding materials. For additional assistance, please consult the Environmental Design Library reference staff.

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Resource Guide: Libraries

Gateway Sites

California Specific Sites

Print Resources

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias



United States

Search Terms

Hints for searcing in Oskicat or Melvyl. 

  • General guides to using The Library's catalogs are available online.
  • Use combined searches, e.g., [subject] squatter# AND [subject] housing policy.
  • Start in Melvyl for "fuzzy" searching and complete campus library coverage.
  • Most headings may be modified with a place name.

Abandonment of property

Accessory apartments

Affordable housing: use low-income housing

City planning & redevelopment law

Community development, Urban

Congregate housing

Discrimination in housing

Gated communities


Home ownership

Housing--[place name]--Finance

Housing authorities

Housing development

Housing, cooperative


Housing forecasting


Housing--Law and legislation

Housing policy

Housing policy--International

Housing rehabilitation

Housing subsidies

Land use, Urban

NIMBY syndrome

Public housing

Public housing--developing countries

Public housing--Government policy

Public housing--Law and legsistlation--[place name]--Finance

Real property--Valuation

Refugee camps

Rental housing

Self-help housing

Shared housing 

Shelters for the homeless


Squatter settlements


Urban homesteading

Zoning law