Skip to Main Content


Provides access to resources related to the study of architecture, construction, and building systems.

Quick Links

Finding El Croquis volumes

The library subscribes to the Spanish architectural magazine, El Croquis in print and online Because each issue is devoted to a specific architect or architectural firm, it's sometimes difficult to find or even know the volume you want.  Here's an easy way to find out which volume is devoted to the architect you're looking for. You will find a list of the issues (from no. 20 up to recent issues) on Wikipedia,.  Then go to the library catalog and enter a search for this call number NA 5 .C71 no. and add the number of the volume you need.  For instance, for no. 92, your call number search will be  NA 5 .C71 no.92.  Another strategy is to do a library catalog search entering the word Croquis and the name of the architect.  For instance the search might be:  croquis holl   to find if we have the Steven Holl volume of El Croquis. Our online access to El Croquis is limited to one user at a time.  If you can't get to an issue, come back in a few minutes.

Finding Books in a Series

Finding books published as part of a series can be difficult. A series is different from a journal or serial.  Generally each book within the series has its own theme and title. For instance, the series Clog, includes books with such titles as Rendering, National Mall, Prisons, etc. The easiest way to find books published within a series (especially when you don't know the title of the book) is to use the Advanced Search option. Enter the series name and use the pull down arrow to select Series as your search index.  Two popular series titles with architectural themes are Clog and Pamphlet Architecture.

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:

Looking for articles on construction or architectural technology?

In many cases, databases focusing on engineering will be better suited to your architectural technology questions.  If you are working on issues of construction, structures, or materials, try these databases.