Q. I have an architecture assignment, but I do not know where to start.


The University Libraries' have a website for all of their resources: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/library/

If your assignment is only about architecture, the Architecture Library has a Research Guidewhere you should start. 

Link to Architecture Research Guide: http://guides.library.ttu.edu/archlib

Screen capture of research guide navigation tabs

Notice that this site is organized in tabs, by type of information: a Welcome page, Resources, Citations, Not in Lubbock (Distance), FAQ and Research Help.

In the drop-down from the Resources tab, you will find:

Books & Ebooks: Search the library catalog for books (print & electronic), DVDs, journals and other materials in the University Library, Architecture Library and Southwest Collections. Screenshots of example catalog records, links to subscription ebook collections as well as information about electronic theses and dissertations can be found on this tab too.

Journals & Articles: If you need to locate a journal article, choose the Journals & Articles tab and start your search with Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals database. You will also find information about the current print journals and serials available @ the Architecture Library.

Images: If you are looking for architectural images, in digital format, choose the Images tab, where you can search ARTstor and/or the local image collections, ARCH Design Images. 

Standards & Practice: Access online codes via the MADCAD database (ICC, ASHRAE), BuildingGreen, and O'Reilly interactive tutorials as well as information about AIA and the ARE exam.

Historical Resources:Links to the Libraries' online newspaper subscriptions, collections and resources at the TTU Southwest Collection/Special Collections library, archival collections and resources pertinent to historic preservation.

Film & Video: Links to subscription streaming video databases and lists of the Library's VHS and DVD collection can be found here.

  • Last Updated Jan 03, 2020
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