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Architecture (2020): Articles & Databases

A guide to research for students in Professor Hendricks's class, created by Librarian Maryke Barber

Books, Articles & Films from Hollins and RC

Search the Hollins and Roa. College collections:

Art & Architecture Databases

Architecture News



Interdisciplinary Databases

How to search

AND, OR, & NOT (also known as "Boolean operators") help you combine search words, to find what you are looking for. Watch this video to find out how it works:

Adapted from the materials created by The University of Auckland Library, NZ. This video is covered by a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license.

Smart Searching Tips

Create a list of key words, and try different key words in your searches:

Who, what, where, when....topics, names and places are all good key words, so are titles, events or historical periods, genres/styles/other categories, expert terms.
Add to your list by looking for:

  • Subject terms in the catalog and databases.
  • related terms (shrine - temple)
  • synonyms (parquet - wood floor)

No results? Search more broadly: 

Try your search using fewer terms, or change to broader terms: for example, use the term buildings (broad), instead of just churches (narrow).

Too many results? Narrow down by adding something:

Try combining  search words, using "and" in between: glass AND walls

Search Tools

Combine your terms using "AND":

windows and light and heat 

Use the *  (asterisk) wildcard, to search several terms at once.

architect* = architect, architects, architecture, architectural etc.

Use quotation marks to enclose a phrase:

"renewable energy"