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Architecture & Design

Subject Guide and Course Reading Lists

About the Architecture Subject Guide

Architecture and Design Databases

Click on any link below to open a database.  Enter NYIT ID when prompted.

Global Architecture & Design History

When beginning historical research, look to databases that provide overview for person, place or point in time,

Find comprehensive information on a specific built work and develop a Precedent Study. Architecture students should have the "Ability to incorporate relevant precedents into architecture and urban design projects." (NAAB student performance criteria 11,Use of Precedents.)

Architecture & Urban Planning History - Key Sources

Online Resources Requiring EZ-proxy

Citations and Academic Integrity

General Guides for CitationsPortrait of Walter Gropius taken by Josef Albers.

  • Confirm the citation style such as MLA, Chicago and APA required by your professor.
  • The Purdue Online Writing Lab - Chicago Manual of Style with Citation Machine provides general guidelines how to cite different works.
  • Refer to the Chicago Manual of Style Citation Quick Guide
  • Build your bibliography with Citation Generators such as Knight Cite; and Citation Builder or the internal reference list using MSOffice.
  • Citing Images: 
    • Include the following Information:
      • Author (Artist or Architect); Title; Date; Location/Repository; Material/Medium; Dimensions (if applicable)
  • Create Captions and Bibliographic Citations. Write descriptive captions when including images in the text and include a bibliography entry.
  • Cite Images from Books, Articles and
  • Images found on the Web. Include the artist's name, the year the work was created, and the institution (e.g. gallery or museum) that houses it (if applicable), followed by the city where it is located, the URL where you found the image and when. 
  • Cite Maps & Photographs of a Building - Architectural drawings and Models are subject to copyright.

Example: 

Albers, Josef (German-American painter, theorist, 1888-1976). 1930. Walter Gropius,
Ascona Sommer 30. Place: The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, http://www.albersfoundation.org.https://library.artstor.org/asset/AALBERT_10311268499.


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