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ARCH 501 502 Thesis Studios: Library

Library Intro

This research guide has been curated with sources and tools
attune toTokyo, Japan Image Courtesy, B. Lucava the briefs and prompts of the School of Architecture and Design Thesis Studios. This guide is intended as a portal for collaboration, instruction and an extension of the course references supporting effective thesis proposal research and design.
Updates will continue throughout the semester. Refer to the Geographic Information and Technologies which includes resources on spatial data. 
Contact the Art/Architecture Library with any comments and of course -- questions. 
Sign up for a research appointment.
Art & Architecture Library:  516-686-7579  
Email the library with questions. 
Remember, Your NYIT username and password allows for 24/7 remote access.

Architecture and Design Databases

Search databases for full-text and citations of design journal and monographs. Click on any link below to open a database. If you are off campus, enter your NYIT ID when prompted. 

Resources for Broad Search

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.

City Data and GIS


Additional Sources for building Map Visualizations for Tokyo, refer to Global GIS.


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