Subject headings are helpful for researching topics on the social and cultural aspects of environmental design. Searches on broad subject headings will bring up related and more specific (narrower) search terms. Compiling a list of alternative terms and synonyms will facilitate searching for the most relevant material. Broader terms can also be used in conjunction with subheadings to limit the results of a search.
Narrow your searches with the addition of place names and/or some useful stock phrases, e.g., Architecture--Cross-cultural studies). Here is a selection of subject subheadings:
Use journal and newspaper indexes and databases to discover articles on your topic. Some online databases include the full text of the articles you discover or the icon which may lead you to the full text elsewhere. In many cases, however, you will need to locate the print journal in the Library's collections; search the Library's catalogs by the journal title in order to find the shelving location and call number for the journal. If we don't own what you need, try the Interlibrary borrowing service -UCB Only.
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Journal article indexes. The study of social and cultural factors in environmental design is highly multidisciplinary. See the following web guides for recommended indexes by discipline
Social and cultural aspects. The following periodical indexes are especially helpful in identifying articles on the social and cultural aspects of environmental design.
Local newspapers are vital sources of information on their communities. Increasingly, recent issues are available full text through the Web or other databases. Several databases have historical indexes and/or full text for newspapers. See News Databases for a comprehensive list of online news databases available to UC Berkeley students.