Consult the Basic Resources tab for general information. For in-depth information about your topic, search the Library's catalogs using the tips below and your notes on specific building names, designers, location, and date built.
Tips for Searching the Library Catalogs
In the Library's catalogs use keywords or subject headingsto search for title, subject, author, or corporate author.
Use truncation or wildcards (* or ?) for variations of words (e.g. vatican*).
by time period:
Architecture, 20th century
by type of building or site:
by location by city, state, or country:
Cliff dwellings--Southwest, New
by series and name of set:
Great ages of world architecture
Search for a specific architect or designer:
Burle Marx, Roberto
by specific building or site:
Golden Gate Park--San Francisco, California
Machu Picchu site--Peru
by firms or organizations using corporate authors such as:
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Society of Architectural Historians
by periodical (journal) titles:
Architectural history Traditional dwellings and settlements review Urban history