Because of the interdisciplinary nature of regional science, relevant library materials are present in the collections of the Van Pelt, Lippincott, Fine Arts, and Science and Engineering libraries. The items in the Van Pelt collection focus on general theory and methods, urban and regional economics, development and planning, public policy, location analysis, and migration and demographic change. Although the largest portion of the collection is in English, major European and some other languages are represented as well. Textbooks and dissertations are not collected unless specifically requested. In addition to the subject categories listed below, many of the subjects listed in the collection development policy for economics are also relevant to regional science.
Subjects collected and levels of collecting