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Architecture (2020): Books

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

E-Book Options

Search the Hollins and Roa. College collections:

To limit your search to E-Books change "Everything" to "Books" and search; when you have results, look on the left side under "Availability" and limit them to "Full Text Online."

Google Books contains full text for books in the public domain (pre-1923); partial text for books under copyright.

You can also use this to choose a chapter or two to request via Interlibrary Loan.

You can also use this to choose a chapter or two to request via Interlibrary Loan.

Books and Films from Hollins and RC

Search OneSearch (Hollins + Roa. College collections)

More Books

Search for an item in libraries near you:
WorldCat.org >>

Worldcat: Find books in libraries worldwide, and order them via Inter-Library Loan if Hollins does not have them.

TIPS:

  • Using www.worldcat.org will sort your results by relevance; using hollins.worldcat.org will put our books first.
  • When searching for a person in Worldcat, it helps to add a search term (or two) about who they are/what they do - to sort them out from other people with the same name. Try the following formula for artists, for example:

Kathryn Clark and art*

or use the advanced search:

  • keyword: "kathryn clark"
  • subject: art*

Google Books contains full text for books in the public domain (pre-1923); partial text for books under copyright.

Very useful for finding out which books contain information on your topic; then you can order them via inter-library loan if Hollins doesn't have them.

Where are the....

Art Books

 

  • HU - General Collection:
    "NB" numbers are on the 3rd floor
  • HU - Folio: 1st floor 
  • HU Annex:use the "request" function in the online catalog

 

Art Journals

 

*shelved alphabetically*

  • current issues:Lewis Reading Room, 1st floor
  • older issues: ground floor "compact" shelves 

Sample Subject Terms

  • Architecture, Ancient
  • Architecture and Religion
  • Architecture and Society
  • Architecture, Domestic
     
  • Architecture + Name of city or country
    (e.g. Architecture - Italy ; Architecture ; Japan - History)
     
  • Names of people (e.g. Le Corbusier)

Add a Time Period:

  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • 19th, 20th century

Specific Building Types:

  • Bridges
  • Castles
  • Palaces
  • Pavilions
  • Skyscrapers
  • Wooden-frame houses

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Doing keyword searches, you can combine terms in any way you like.
 
NOTE: This is only a starting point. Use all the terms you can think of that describe your topic in your searches.

Other Useful terms in the online catalog:

  • History
  • Social life and customs (as in "United States -- Social life and customs")
  • Social aspects
  • Manners and customs

Use the *

Use the *  (asterisk) to truncate your search terms, to search several terms at once.
Example:  architect* = "architect"+ ""+ "architects" + "architectural", etc.

British Architectural Library Catalogue

The catalogue of the B. A. L. is a great place to look for materials on architecture around the world:

British Architectural Library Catalogue