A selection of related web and research guides that may be helpful in your research. For general research advice on architectural history see History of Architecture Methodology, or California specific assistance in San Francisco Bay Area Architecture Research Guide.
Art information: research methods and resources. Lois Swan Jones. 3rd ed. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall / Hunt Pub. Co., 1990. Especially chap. 9 on architectural research and chap. 21, architectural resources.
Invitation to vernacular architecture: a guide to the study of ordinary buildings and landscapes / Thomas Carter and Elizabeth Collins Cromley. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, c2005. Vernacular architecture studies series. Table of contents
A short guide to writing about art / Sylvan Barnet. 9th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson, c2008.
Writing about art. Marjorie Munsterberg. [New York]: c2009. Includes a step-by-step guide to researching art historical topics.