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Selected Peer Reviewed articles U.S. Government Site Tips on searching
|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. Free Architectural E-journals Architecture Week – http://architectureweek.com/
Architecture Magazine – http://www.architectmagazine.com/
Architectural Record – http://archrecord.construction.com/
|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. ArchNET (http://archnet.org/lobby/)
This resource focuses on architecture and planning issues and includes restoration, conservation, housing, landscape, and related concerns. Registration is required (free registration). Images from all times periods and most countries can be found in the Digital Library. 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 Architecture (http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/)
This resource was used to be a class website for a professor of architecture at University of Virginia. It focuses on Asian architectures, a photographic survey of Asia’s architectural heritage. Here you can view nearly 10,000 photos of 669 sites in eighteen countries, with background information and virtual tours. 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. CATENA (http://catena.bgc.bard.edu/index.htm)
A searchable collection of historic and contemporary images of historic gardens and landscapes that include plans, engravings, paintings, and photographs along with historic documents and bibliography. CENSUS of Antique of Art and Architecture known in the Renaissance
Registration is require (free), 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.
Digital Collection (http://content-dev.lib.washington.edu/index.html)
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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