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Reference: Better than Wikipedia

Use the resources on this page to discover basic information about architects and buildings. The resources are produced by scholars and experts in the field. They can be trusted to supply factual information about the topic that does not need to be cross checked. Don't forget to cite these sources too!

If you are looking for resources about Texas architects and buildings, please see our state specific guide.


Reference Books

Below are a sample of useful reference works both in our reference collection and circulating collection. More can be found in the Reading Room at the Architecture and Planning Library.

Natinal Register of Historic Places, National Park Service

Buildings of the United States Series

Don't forget about the Building of the United States Series published by the Society of Architectural Historians. These works are arranged by states and regions with states and can be found in the Architecture and Planning Library's reference section under call numbers starting with NA 730.

For example:

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