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Thesis and Dissertation Research in Environmental Design: How to Find a UCB Thesis or Dissertation

A strategic bibliographic guide for architecture, city planning, urban design, and landscape architecture graduate students beginning their professional report, thesis, or dissertation work.

Introduction

Due to space restrictions, only the most recent 10 years of theses, dissertations and professional reports are kept on site, and older volumes are stored at NRLF (Northern Regional Library Facility).

Please note that the CED Library does not always receive a copy of every CED thesis or dissertation.

Doe Library maintains an archival, non-circulating copy of each (they have call numbers that begin with 308t).

Call Numbers in Environmental Design

In general, recent DISSERTATIONS have these call numbers:

Architecture 

City & Regional Planning  

Landscape Architecture

 NA25.61

 NA25.62

 NA25.63

     year

     year

     year

     Alphabetical by author

     Alphabetical by author

     Alphabetical by author

 

In general, recent THESES have these call numbers:

Architecture   

City & Regional Planning

Landscape Architecture

 NA25.51

 NA25.52

 NA25.53

       year

       year

       year

      Alphabetical by author

      Alphabetical by author

      Alphabetical by author

 

In general, recent PROFESSIONAL REPORTS have these call numbers:

Architecture  

City & Regional Planning

Landscape Architecture

 NA25.41

 NA25.42

 NA25.43

       year

       year

       year

       Alphabetical by author

       Alphabetical by author

       Alphabetical by author

 

Search terms

Examples of NOTES/TABLE OF CONTENTS Keyword Searches:

  • Bachelor architecture berkeley 1963
  • City Planning berkeley 1974
  • Thesis architecture berkeley 1994
  • Thesis PHD architecture berkeley 1985
  • Professional report landscape berkeley 1999
  • professional landscape berkeley 1982|
  • urban design berkeley 1995
  • ms arch* 1990-2004

Search tips

To search by department use OskiCat and search SUBJECT:

  • University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Architecture Dissertations.

  • University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of City and Regional Planning -- Dissertations.

  • University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Design Dissertations

  • University of California, Berkeley. Program in Visual Design -- Dissertations.

  • University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Dissertations

To search by AUTHOR or TITLE use OskiCat or Melvyl.

OskiCat (UC Berkeley):

  • Limit your search to DISSERTATIONS/THESES.

  • In the NOTES field use the following types of terms and phrases in your search strategy:

  • - Degree (bachelor, MA, MS, PHD)

  • - Type of publications (thesis, professional report, etc.)

  • - Subject area (architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, urban design, etc.)

  • - Year

  • You may also BROWSE "subject begins with..." "dissertations academic ucb [name of department]" e.g., architecture, or city and regional planning, or landscape.

Melvyl (all UC Campuses):

  • Use KEYWORDS search for author, title, notes fields.

  • Or, select TITLE WORD and enter up to 3 key words that might appear in the title (UCB theses and dissertations do not get subject headings, so you cannot search them by subject).

  • Limit library to UCB Libraries.

  • Limit year to date appropriate: specific year or range of year

Databases to search.

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