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Architecture: Books & Government Documents

Finding Books

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Getting Started

To find books, government documents, and videos about Architecture, search the Library's local catalog or the collective catalog of libraries across the country, WorldCat.

Although Briggs Library has substantial collection, you may need items that are not available at the Library. No worries! You can request those articles, books, and other materials through Interlibrary Loan.

Keep in mind that the process may take a week or more. Start your research early!

Architecture Ebooks

Reference Books

The following books are located in the Reference Section on the Main Level of Briggs Library.

Reference books are useful for finding a topic, narrowing a research topic, or gathering background information, statistics, definitions, etc., regarding your topic.

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Government Documents

In addition to searching the Library catalog, you can find government documents by searching these databases.

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The Federal Depository Library Program: Keeping America Informed

Since 1813, the United States Federal Government has distributed information to the American people through a system of depository libraries. SDSU and the library have been a part of the Federal Depository Library Program since 1889.There are currently over 556,000 federally deposited documents in the Government Documents Collection at Briggs Library. Materials and reference services are available free of charge to all users of government information in accordance with Title 44 of the U.S. Code. The general public may access government information in all formats in the library including print, microform, tangible electronic, and via the Internet.

Access Government Materials

Documents in print, microform, and electronic format are available on the Lower Level of Briggs Library.  Most government documents may be checked out at the Library Services Desk. Library computers and equipment are freely available for using electronic government information sources. Assistance identifying and locating government publications is available in the Government Documents Office. Publications not available in the library or online may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

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Research Help

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Architecture Librarian

Kristin Echtenkamp's picture
Kristin Echtenkamp
Office: SBL 123
Phone: 605-688-5958
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