This guide is intended to help students in Larch 361w, Landscape Architecture Beyond Modernism, an exploration of critical thinking and writing, as they pertain to contemporary issues in landscape architecture. The guide is arranged by types of information sources (see the tabs) since they can solve different types of problems at various points in your research.
Remember to try several names when searching for information on a project. You may need to try both the names of firms (Sasaki Associates) and individuals (Dennis Pieprz, a Sasaki principal). The names of places can also be complex. Information on the Irish Famine Memorial might be found under that name, under Battery City Park, Lower Manhattan, or in a book's index under New York City. Keep a list of names that are relevant to your research topic. Names are usually pretty specific so they make good search terms.
The Absolute Minimum
Most of the items recommended in this guide will only be useful for some of the sites studied in your class. But two of the resources listed here will be critical for all of your research projects:
1. LionSearch - see the Web tab
2. The British Architectural Library Catalogue or the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals - see the Periodical Indexes tab
Enjoy your quest!