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Resources for researching architecture and architects.

Research Databases


Consult these databases for journal articles.  For articles that do not appear full text, choose the Find It or Get It options. 

Finding Books using Subject Headings

Use the OneSearch Catalog to find books on architects and architecture.  Books are assigned subject headings which are designed to represent the type of information in the source.

Once you have decided on a specific region or era, you can search for more specific sources using subject headings like:

Architecture -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Catalogs.

Books about architects and architecture will rarely include the names of specific works, unless there is an entire book about one project.  Books that discuss several buildings by one architect will have a subject heading structure such as: 

Meier, Richard, 1934- -- Criticism and interpretation

Surveys of architecture will use broad subject headings.  For example, the subject heading

Architecture and society -- United States

will return results that will discuss a range of architects and buildings like this book:

A history of American architecture: buildings in their cultural and technological context.