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Architecture & Urban Design

This Library Research Guide is intended as a starting place for UCLA researchers, pointing to resources and strategies for finding information about architecture and urban design topics.

Material ConneXion

Anyone on the UCLA campus can now access the Material ConneXion database of new and innovative building and design materials by going directly to the login page using this link:

UCLA students, faculty, and researchers can access the Material 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.

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