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Architecture & Design: Art and Design Research


Contact the Art/Architecture Library regarding any comments or questions you may have about research and/or the NYIT libraries.

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Ed Hall Library:  516-686-7579

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The vast majority of Art, Architecture, and Design knowledge are not available through Google. You may find the book or article online but will need to obtain a physical copy to access all the information. Copyright restrictions protect creators and designers. Not all quality material will be found via the Open Web.

Journals and Books: While art and architecture journals are available to search digitally, often the full text databases such as ArtSource, Avery Index and Architecture Publications Index, and JSTOR, contain only the text and not the high-quality reproductions. 
- Summary based on "Why You Need to Come to Haas Arts Library" by Lindsay King,, accessed 2/16/17.

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Search Basics

Identify a Keyword Strategy
1. Breakdown the concept,
Ex: "Find images of Donatello's sculptures.
Donatello AND Sculpture
2. Choose your sources carefully. Start with one listed below.​​
3. Use filters in the left hand column to find just what you need.
Location. . .
Geography. . .

Search Strategically

  • OneSearch is the NYIT catalog, which will connect you to all the materials available to NYIT Students, faculty and Staff. 
  • WorldCat connects you to materials in libraries across the world. Many resources may only be accessed by subscription. Students, faculty, and staff may access these materials off campus using a proxy server. You will need to enter your NYIT username and password.

Appreciate a Little Art Today. . .

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