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Architecture: Reference Materials

This guide is an organized gateway for research on architecture-related topics. Start here to search for books, articles, images, and other media. It also introduces a variety of key journals and websites.

Examples of Reference books in the library

We have encyclopedias on all topics. They are an outstanding source of excellent information. Please ask for assistance finding an entry on the topic of your needs, or try some of the electronic encyclopedia options on the right-hand side of this screen.

Please continue your search in the online catalog.

Browse the Shelves in the Library

Call numbers should help you browse the shelves.

690 Buildings

720 Architecture


Reference Overview

The reference collection includes a variety of books and databases that provide access to information on all topics, usually concise overviews.

In the library, try browsing the library shelves with some of the call numbers that are listed below, or by searching in the library catalog or databases with the search tips provided on the Books and Databases tabs.

From off-campus, enter your LOLA # (i.e. L00123456), you must use the letter (B, L, N, or H) at the beginning of your LOLA #  and your PIN is your birthdate (i.e. mmddyy or ddmmyy).