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Architecture & Design

This guide is intended to help you get started with your architecture & design research.

McCarter Nairne. 1929. Top section detail on west elevation [Marine Building]. McCarter Naime Fonds, Canadian Architectural Archives. https://cdm22007.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p22007coll5/id/4722/rec/21


This guide covers the history of architecture, professional practice of architecture, building construction, landscape architecture, and industrial/product design.

If you are not sure where to start, book an appointment with your Architecture & Design Librarian for help with:

  • General orientation to architecture and design collections and services
  • Assignments and research papers
  • Thesis and research literature review assistance
  • Electronic databases, including identifying, accessing, searching, and retrieving fulltext articles and high-resolution images, e.g.:
    • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    • ARTstor
  • Book a LCR instruction class for your students and/or have an online handout prepared for a specific architecture or design course or assigment

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