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This guide helps point you in the direction of Warner Library's resources on arts & community.
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Featured Resource

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Taking It to the Streets: Using the Arts to Transform Your Community - J. Nathan Corbitt and Vivian Nix-Early
ISBN: 0801064228

M.A. in Urban Studies

To learn more about obtaining a Master of Arts in Urban Studies with a concentration in Community Arts, click on the link below.


BuildaBridge, International

Eastern's instructional partner in presenting the Community Arts concentration of EU's M.A. in Urban Studies program, BuildaBridge, Int’l, is a non-profit education and intervention organization working primary in Philadelphia homeless shelters using all the arts--visual arts, creative writing, dance, drama, and music.

Here is a video about one of their projects.



Welcome to the Community Arts guide. This guide acts as a starting point for your research. Consult it to learn where to find books, articles, journals, databases, and other information resources.

How to use this Guide:
Located on the tabs are different types of resources- Books, Journals, Websites, etc. Click on the tab to find resources about arts & community in that format.

If you need help with your research you can send me an instant message (see box on the right), an email, or come by my office. I am happy to help!

Reference Databases

Reference databases provide contextual information about all different topics.

Databases: Urban Studies

Here is a list of subscription databases the library offers that contain information about this topic.

To access these, you will be prompted to sign-in using your Eastern login (this is the same as your Blackboard and Eastern email logins).

  • Academic Search Complete
    "More than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc."--EBSCOhost
  • ERIC
    ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966. -EBSCOhost
  • Image Quest
    Image Quest features over 2 million images that are rights-cleared for educational & non-commerical use in your papars and presentations.
  • ProQuest
    Contains Dissertations & Theses, Ethnic News Watch, Gender Watch, ERIC, Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts, Sociology and more.
    Provides full text articles on current issues in psychology from respected sources, spanning from 1988 to the present. (EBSCOhost)
  • PsycINFO
    Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, all in the field of psychology. Includes international material selected from periodicals in over 30 languages. (EBSCOhost)
  • Sage Premier
    A collection of over 240 of the highly regarded Sage Journals, covering a variety of disciplines.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Provides abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Contains abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews and abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers- CSA

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