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Books tend to have a broader scope than articles. If you are not finding a book specifically on the building you are researching, try broadening your search. For example: Instead of searching for books only on Villa Stein, search Le Corbusier and Villa as keywords.
Digital Images & Databases:
ARTstor : a subscription-based digital image resource with images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.
Building Types Online: Includes case studies by experts, architectural drawings, and photographs of the buildings. Browsable by building type, urban context, morphological type, context type, and author.
FindIt: digitized material from Yale University Library, including images of global art and architecture from the Visual Resources Collection.
These Library of Congress Subject Headings can be helpful places to start, but are not the only way to locate plans, sections, and elevations. *These may be included in articles but are not consistently published.
An authoritative online encyclopedia of the built world published by the Society of Architectural Historians and the University of Virginia Press, and contains histories, photographs, and maps for more than 8,500 structures and places. Content drawn from the award-winning book series, Buildings of the United States, and includes histories and thematic essays from twelve of the published BUS volumes. SAH Archipedia will grow in the coming years, as other published BUS books are digitized, current BUS volumes are completed, and peer-reviewed, born-digital content is created.
Free Online Database
An international online community for architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, conservationists, and scholars, with a focus on Muslim cultures and civilisations.
Europeana is a single access point to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe. It is an authoritative source of information coming from European cultural and scientific institutions.
The Getty Research Portal™ is an online search platform providing global access to digitized art history texts in the public domain. Through this multilingual, multicultural union catalog, scholars can search and download complete digital copies of publications for the study of art, architecture, material culture, and related fields. The Portal is free to all users.
Lets you search the RIBA British Architectural Library Catalogue which includes catalogues of the RIBA Library Photographs Collection and the RIBA Library Manuscripts Collection, a biographical database of architects, and other materials acquired by the RIBA Library Drawings Collection since 1986, with brief entries for all earlier acquisitions.