Social & Cultural Factors in Environmental Design is a strategic bibliographic guide for UC Berkeley students (in particular, students in Architecture 110/210 and Landscape Architecture 140) researching social, cultural, and psychological factors in environmental design. The guide emphasizes resources pertaining to the San Francisco Bay Area and California. For additional assistance please consult the Environmental Design Library reference staff, 210 Wurster Hall.
Here is a selection of specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias for factual background information on your topic.
Specialized bibliographies can help you find publications on your topic. Also look for bibliographies in books as well as in journal and encyclopedia articles.
Here is a brief selection of books and articles that talk about application of social science research methodologies to design.
Here is a selected list of environmental design research guides to UC Berkeley library and web resources. See also Environmental Design Library Research Guides for a complete list of subject guides and other useful research tools.
Topical research guides:
UC Berkeley campus libraries.