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Architecture & Urban Design

Welcome to the UCLA Library guide for researching architecture and urban design topics. This guide is intended as a starting place for researchers, pointing to tools, resources, and strategies for finding information related to architecture & urban design

Materials ConneXion

Anyone on the UCLA campus can now access the Materials ConneXion database of new and innovative building materials by going directly to the login page using this link: http://Library.MaterialConnexion.com/home.aspx

UCLA Students and faculty can access the Materials ConneXion  database from off campus by creating a free Personal Account. A Personal Account can also be used on campus and offers certain benefits and advanced features. For instance, students and faculty can save materials they have researched by "tagging" them. Use this link to create a personal account. A valid school email address must be used as a username.
http://academic.materialconnexion.com/Register.aspx?query=academic&key=9b034e44-77a2-47fd-9fe4-445da4d029e8.

I'd recommend using the "Advanced Search" to explore new materials in Material ConneXion's improved interface.

Online Resources

Journals and product news sources

A Selection of Recommended Books

Relevant Subject Headings

Search the UCLA Library Catalog under the following Subject Headings to locate additional sources:

Brick walls
Building, Iron and steel
Building, Wooden
Building materials
Composite materials
Concrete construction
Glass construction
Green products -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. Masonry
Materials -- Technological innovations
Plastics in Building
Steel, Structural
Sustainable construction
Sustainable architecture
Wooden-frame buildings