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Architecture Research at the AAU Library
Welcome to the Academy of Art Library guide for research on Architecture. This guide is intended as a starting place for researchers, pointing to tools for finding books, scholarly articles, reviews, and other topical and collection-related information. Please use the informational tabs to find resources in different information categories.
Avery Index + EBSCO Database Search
Search the Avery Index and all of the journals and magazines in Academic Search Premier, Art Source, and OmniFile Full Text Select with only one search!
The Archivision Digital Research Library is currently comprised of 95,000 images of architecture, archaeological sites, gardens, parks and works of art with broad appeal in humanities teaching. The collection is curated by Scott Gilchrist, a trained architect as well as professional photographer, who is actively adding new content. The Library is divided into Modules, which are licensed in sequence. The Library spans the globe and all time periods, with each Module offering a mix of historic and contemporary material.
Recently Added Architecture Books
Check out the selection of new Architecture related materials at AAU Library
Working with Material ConneXion, the world's largest library of unique, innovative and sustainable materials, the AAU materials library provides a wide range of samples for students and faculty to explore, from textiles to building materials and more. Material ConneXion materials are cataloged in a comprehensive online database which includes thousands of material types. Search by material type, material name, manufacturer name, or country or origin.
Ask a Librarian
Do you have a reference question, but can't make it to the library to talk to a librarian? Submit your question here and one of our librarians will get back to you within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. During business hours you can give us a call at 415-618-3842 to speak to a librarian.
If you would like individual research help, you can also use the Ask a Librarian link above to schedule an appointment with a librarian for a research consultation. You can meet with a librarian in person, online, or on the phone.
This service is available to currently enrolled Academy of Art University students and faculty only.