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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.

Core Architecture and Urban Design Indexes

Note that some of these sources only index journal articles -- they don't actually have the full text. Use the gold UC-eLinks button to do an automated search to find the full text, or search for the journal title in the UCLA Library Catalog. General advice on using article databases can be found in FIND IT! Articles and at Choosing and Using Library Databases.

The most important databases for locating journal articles about architecture and urban design topics are:

Special Focus Databases with Architecture or Urban Design Content

Depending on your research topic, you might also find that some of the following databases include relevant information.

Interdisciplinary Indexes and Databases

These interdisciplinary databases can also help you research architecture and urban design topics.

Research Portals