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Find resources for architecture, including books, journal articles, images, plans and drawings.

Image databases available from the Library

Architectural image resources on the web

There are freely available image resources.

Finding architectural images in journals

Some databases allow you to limit (refine) your search so that you only find articles containing certain types of images/drawings.


Avery: Select Advanced Search - Document Features - limit by selecting one or more of the options (illustrations, photos)

ARCH: Select Advanced Search - change in Any field (Show all other fields) to NT - Notes and type in one of: photo*, plan*, secn*, map*, graphic*, plan*, axonview*, elevn*, sketch*, model*, port*, siteplan*, drawing*


Visual literacy

A very useful site from Duke University on visual literacy.  Includes sections on reading images, research & writing and links to relevant Libguides.

Gloal Change Institute. University of Queensland