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Architecture

The Architecture subject guide provides some basic tips on how to find books, articles and images related to architecture.

LionSearch

Tips for using LionSearch:

  • try multiple search terms
  • refine your search using the options on the left side of the results page such as:
    • Full Text Online
    • Content Type: Journal Article, Book / eBook, etc.
    • Discipline: architecture, engineering, geography, etc.
    • Publication Date

LionSearch Tutorials:

If you would like to learn more about using LionSearch, please refer to the LionSearch tutorials on our Tutorials page.

  • To find books in LionSearch, use the Content Type: Book / eBook option on the left side of the LionSearch results screen.
  • Most buildings or parks do not have entire books written about them. Search the library catalog (LionSearch) by the building or park name.
    • If that doesn’t work, search by the designer’s name (for a book on the designer’s works).
  • Some buildings and design firms may be known by multiple names. Try variant names. Be certain that you are spelling the names correctly.
  • Some designers and firms do not have entire books written about them, but they will often appear in various periodicals or journals.
  • eBooks will be marked with an orange online label next to the citation in LionSearch.
    • To access an eBook, click on the Full Text Online link in the citation.
  • Hard copy books can be retrieved by:
    • going to the shelf location listed in the LionSearch citation
    • or by clicking the I Want It button in the citation, and the book will be retrieved for you.
  • To find journal articles in LionSearch, use the Content Type: Journal Article option on the left side of the LionSearch results screen.
  • eJournal articles will be marked with an orange online label next to the citation in LionSearch.
    • To access an eJournal, click on the Full Text Online link in the citation.
  • Hard copy journal articles can be retrieved by:
    • going to the shelf location of the journal
    • or by clicking the Request button in the citation, and the journal article will be scanned for you.
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