|Full length journal, magazine and newspaper articles can be found in our online article collections. Citations to articles can be found in: Avery Index to Architectural PeriodicalsIf a book or article cannot be found in PVAMU’s resources, it can usually be borrowed from another library. Fill out the Interlibrary Loan form, and please note that it may take several weeks to receive the item.|
|The Coleman Library has a large collection of books and other material which will help you find biographical information on architects and illustrations of their works. Some famous buildings (e.g., the Empire State Building) might have books devoted solely to their history and construction, but others will be found only in collections on a particular architect or style (e.g., skyscrapers). If you can’t find what you need, ask at the Reference Desk or email us via Ask a Librarian on the library homepage.|
|Selected Reference Books|
Try putting “architecture” itself as the subject term, and then exploring the ‘note’ that appears. Sometimes the heading is subdivided by location.
Ex: “Architecture – United States”
|Useful Subject Headings|
|The easiest way to find books on individual architects is to use their name as a subject term, last name first. You can also try specific buildings” Pei, I. M., 1917-
Botta, Mario, 1943-
Robie House (Chicago, Ill.)
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.) Codes, Standards, Specs & Testing
|American Memory Project (http://memory.loc.gov/) – click on Search, then the HABS/HAER and Gottscho and Schleisner Collections for photos, blueprints, etc. ARCAT (http://www.archat.com/)
ARCAT provides building product information for architectural industries, including architects, spec writers, engineers, and contractors. Search by company/trade names or product type.Architecture.com (http://www.architecture.com) – one of the world’s most extensive architectural portals, courtesy of the Royal Institute of British Architects; features links to the best information on the Web on individual architects and their works
Architectural Record (http:/archrecord.construction.com/) – information from architectural record Asian Historical
Boston University Libraries (http://www.bu.edu/library/instruction/findimages/) – Finding images on the web.
BuildingGreen.com (http://www.buildinggreen.com/)This is an independent publishing company to provide green design information.
CENSUS of Antique of Art and Architecture known in the Renaissance
Digital Archive of American Architecture (http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/fa267/) – limited in scope, provides some images and explanatory material. No critical articles.
Emporis (http://www.emporis.com/) – The #1 provider of building data and construction projects worldwide.
Internet Public Library (http://www.ipl.org) – one of the oldest of the subject guide sites; search on “architecture” for best results
National Organization of Minority Architects (http://www.noma.net/) – one of the largest professional organizations of African American architects in the U.S., with some project and contact information
NYPL (New York Public Library) Digital Gallery (http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm)
Mary Ann Sullivan’s Digital Imaging Project (http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/index/index.html)
University at Buffalo Libraries Architecture Website (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/infotree/resourcesbysubject.asp?subject=Architecture ) – lots of good links to image bases, databases, building products, and biographies
|Internet Search Engines|
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