Most architecture books are not dedicated to a single building. The building you are researching may be discussed in books about the building's:
- time period
- location such as city or country
- building type
Search the UCLA Library Catalog in order to locate books. Searching Tips:
- If you know the name of the architect or firm that designed the building, use keyword searching in the Library Catalog for books under these names. Once you have the book in hand, refer to its index or table of contents to determine whether or not your building is mentioned.
- If the architect or firm is unknown, try searching under time period, style, place, or building type (i.e.: Architecture -- Romanesque)
To locate articles on your building, you will need to search an index that specializes in architectural subjects. The Avery Index is the most comprehensive index of this kind. Click on the Article Indexes and Databases tab above to locate this and other indexes.
TIP: Also try searching Google Books for the name of your building, then search the UCLA Library Catalog for the titles of the books retrieved.
The following research handbooks may be useful when researching historic structures: