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Urban Design & Planning: The Research Process

Writing a Research Paper

You Quote it, You Note it. 10 minute interactive, although corny, effectively illustrates plagiarism.
  • Beyond "Find 5 Sources":  Compiling Research Sources and Building a Paper from an Outline

Steps for Writing a Research Paper
Using and Framing Direct Quotations

  • Formatting your paper and citing sources.

Knight Cite - Chicago Manual of Style demo
Citation Managers and Guides Mendeley

The Writing Center 
(This department is all about improving proficient and effective writing. Visit  this page or book an appointment (#noshade) )

Ready Reference for Designers

Ready Reference are sources for accurate but immediate information. AKA Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Directories, and Handbooks. These are a few of many quality resources accessible 24/7 using your NYIT login. 

Something About Books. . .

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. 

- Adapted from, "Why You Need to Come to Haas Arts Library" by Lindsay King,, accessed 2/16/17.

Academic Integrity & Plagiarism

Architectural Writing

  • The Writing Center provides advice and assistance at any stage of your writing process.
  • More than "ArchiSpeak,"  good Architectural Writing engages the reader with concise and honest understanding of high quality design.  

Archives and Primary Sources

Secondary sources offer analysis, interpretations or readings of Primary sources are typically the artifacts themselves ( paintings, sculptures, models, plans, drawings).

Secondary sources typically offer analysis, interpretation or readings of primary sources. 

Architectural History

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