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This guide provides an introduction to architectural research and image resources.
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Featured Resources

BuildingGreen provides a broad range of resources on green design, including Environmental Building News from 1992 to present, the GreenSpec product directory, LEED ratings, and several hundred case studies from the High Performance Buildings database.

Try Oxford Reference Online!  Of special interest is A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.


More E-Book Collections

   The Library provides access to increasing numbers of e-books. Read about our collections and learn to use books on your computer or e-book device.

Use the "Library Catalogs" section of Scholar OneSearch to identify and link to individual titles by keyword, title, or author. Look for books that have a View Online button to find e-books.


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      Sample an E-Book

Architectural Video

Many web sites offer video of interest for architectural study and design.  Here are a few examples.


Welcome to the Architecture Research Guide

Welcome!  This Guide introduces resources and services to support your research.

For assistance, please contact me or Ask a Librarian.

Visit NU's School of Architecture

NEW! View this Guide on a mobile device.


Best Bets

For Books and Video/DVD, try the "Library Catalogs" section of Scholar OneSearch.

Research Tip: In Scholar OneSearch, keyword (word) searching is the most effective way to research a topic.

For Articles, begin with

For Images, try ARTstor

For material on Green Building/Sustainable Design, begin with

For Encyclopedia Articles, try

For reliable Web Resources, begin with the Society of Architectural Historians Digital Resources

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