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Architecture: Articles & Journals

Getting Started

Getting Started

To find articles about your research topic, search one of our databases. 

The best databases for Architecture are the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals and JSTOR.

Depending on your topic, many other databases may also be useful and are listed below.

Although Briggs Library has an extensive 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!

Databases for Architecture

Architecture Journals

Briggs Library organizes journals by their Dewey Decimal call number. Most journals related to architecture can be found in the 720's:

  • 720 -- Architecture
  • 721 -- Architectural structure
  • 722 -- Architecture to ca. 300
  • 723 -- Architecture from ca. 300 to 1399
  • 724 -- Architecture from 1400
  • 725 -- Public structures
  • 726 -- Buildings for religious purposes
  • 727 -- Buildings for education & research
  • 728 -- Residential & related buildings
  • 729 -- Design & decoration

Many journals are available online, instead of in print. To browse the library's available periodicals online, use the Journals List by Subject, select the 'Arts and Humanities' category and the 'Architecture, Find and Decorative Arts' subcategory.

Architecture Librarian

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Kristin Echtenkamp
Briggs Library 012
Phone: 605-688-5958

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