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Researching and Writing an Architecture Paper

Basic information on researching and writing a paper in the field of architecture.

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Finding Journal Articles

Here is a list of important architecture journals you might be interested in browsing. These are just a few examples. Do not discount a journal because it's not on the list. Occasionally you might find an article that may be considered scholarly even though the journal is not considered scholarly. Ask your professor or GSI when in doubt.

The current issues of architectural journals are available to you for browsing on the second floor of the library. They are organized alphabetically in the low brown cases to your left as you face the Reserves Desk. The oversize journals are on the tall shelves behind the New Book Shelf. Bound journals (containing older issues) are organized by call number and are in the room through the glass doors beyond the current journals.

Click on the links in the list below to see if electronic access is available for the journal. Please note that not all journals will be available electronically.

Databases for Architecture Research

The most appropriate database for finding articles on architectural subjects is the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals.  

The Avery Index and other relevant databases for your research are listed here: