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Subject Specialist
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Martha González Palacios
Architecture Library - Architecture and Planning Librarian
Tel: (512) 495-4645

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Architecture Library
Architecture & Planning Library GRA
Tel: (512) 495-4620

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About this guide
This guide was created for Clay Odom's Advanced Design studio:
From Factory To Farm.  design for the future of learning
It will help you to find information about learning environments/education facilities, including programming and planning information.
Finding books

Use the Library Catalog:

  • start with keywords
    school  |  facilities  |   planning
  • once you find a good title, check the subject headings 
    School facilities -- United States -- Planning.
  • Find common call numbers
    LB 3218
  • to find historical material, sort your results by year
  • you can save and/or email titles by using the Save to Clipboard button
  • search tips – truncation (*), phrases (“ “), for more tips see: Advanced Search
Here are some examples of historical materials:
Indexes and Databases
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    Indexes more than 2,000 periodicals published worldwide on architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation
  • PAIS International
    Bibliographic index with abstracts covering the full range of political, social, and public policy issues. Includes documents published worldwide in any of six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. The subject headings and abstracts are in English
  • Academic Searh Complete
    A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database
  • ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
    Provides a digital library of education-related resources. Contains over 1.1 million citations covering research documents, journal articles, technical reports, program descriptions and evaluations, and curricular materials in the field of education
  • scoUT
    UT Libraries’ discovery tool. It is a single interface to search the combined resources provided by the University of Texas at Austin Libraries. It offers an easy and fast interface with a Google-like search box, and a large central index that includes all kinds of content, including books, journal and newspaper articles, theses and dissertations and more. For more information, see the scoUT FAQ page and scoUT search tips.