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This guide will help you find architecture related information including articles, books, standards, theses, images, video, data and more.

Find Architecture Books

Search Summon and the Library Catalogue to find ebooks and print books. Core architecture books are classed in NA and are located on Level 4 of the Music, Art & Architecture Library.  For a selection of new books, click here.

Architecture books

Keywords & Subject Headings

Listed below is a selection of architecture subject headings that can be used for keyword searching in the UBC Library Catalogue. Click on the links to browse books on specific subjects.

Subject headings can be further broken down by time period/style, place, building type, architect etc.. as shown below.

By time period/style: By place: By building type: By architect:

Material on architectural history includes publications on national and area history, historic preservation, cities and towns, topographical guides and the history of building technologies.  Here are some sample subject headings:

Expanding your Search

To find more keywords/subjects try searching the Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Handbooks & Manuals

Bibliographies for Historical Research

Books from Other Libraries

If UBC Library doesn't have the book you need, try ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan Service.

Visiting another university library?  Reciprocal Borrowing agreements may allow you to sign out books at that library.

These databases will expand your search beyond UBC Library: