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Architecture & Urban Design: Los Angeles and Southern California

This Library Research Guide is intended as a starting place for UCLA researchers, pointing to resources and strategies for finding information related to architecture in Los Angeles and Southern California.

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Los Angeles and Southern California Architecture

Welcome to the UCLA Library guide for researching Los Angeles and Southern California architecture.

This guide is intended as a starting place for researchers, pointing to tools, resources, and strategies for finding information related to architecture in Los Angeles and Southern California. Please use the tabs on the left to locate frequently recommended resources.

Also see the main guide to Architecture and Urban Design Research.

This guide is updated on a regular basis; if you have any questions or suggestions for additions to the guide, or, if you need additional assistance with your research, please contact me via the information at the bottom left of this guide. 

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