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A bibliographic research guide that focuses on environmental quality, performance measurement, technology, materials, historical sources, and strategies for finding materials at UC Berkeley and on the Internet.

Search Terms

To Find BOOKS or ARTICLES use the following SEARCH TERMS in library catalogs and indexes.

Architectural drawing--Computer-aided design
Architecture and energy conservation
Building - details - drawings
Buildings -- performance
Computer-Aided Design
Computer Graphics
Digital computer simulation
Heating and ventilation
Indoor air pollution
Intelligent buildings
Materials--Thermal properties Tables
Organic architecture--Computer-aided design
Ventilation Equipment and supplies
    --Design and construction.
    --Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Virtual Reality
Windows - energy conservation


Use Construction Resources in conjuction with Building Science Resources for Cost Data, Building Methods, Materials, and Product Directories


Indexes for articles on current research. (check dates of coverage) also use Architecture Indexes

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Use Dictionaries and Encyclopedias for terminology, illustrations, definitions, names, dates, sites, methods.

Print Resources

Electionic Resources

Projects, Associations, Centers and Libraries

Contact Information

Environmental Design Library's picture
Environmental Design Library
210 Wurster Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Off Campus access

UC Berkeley faculty, students, and staff may connect to library resources from off-campus in two ways.

When accessing a library licensed resource via links found on OskiCatStart your Search, or our Databases A-Z list, you will be prompted to authenticate via CalNet or via your PIN / Cal 1 card number. If you normally search via non-licensed UCB resources (such as Google Scholar), you may need to install our bookmarklet in order to authenticate.
Note: EZProxy will replace the library's previous proxy solution. More information on EZProxy can be found on our EZProxy guide

VPN (Virtual Private Network) 
After you install and run the VPN client software on your computer, you can log in with a CalNet ID to establish a secure connection with the campus network.


(use the e-journals list to find others)

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