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Architecture

A shelf search of the library's catalog can yield useful and unexpected results. To find books on the shelf, find the section in the library with call numbers most associated with the subject you are interested in researching-this may be Architecture but it may also be Art. Every book is assigned a call number which tells you where in the library you can find it. FAU Libraries use the Library of Congress classification system, which uses letters and numbers to designate subjects covered (example: PE1075 .L47 2007). Below are the call number associated with architecture. 

  • Architecture                                   NA 1 - NA 9428

While FAU libraries use LOC call numbers, Broward Public Libraries use the Dewey Classification System. For a more detailed explanation with examples of the Dewey Numbers please see this link. The Dewey Numbers for Architecture are below: 

  • Architecture                                   720-729

SUBJECT HEADINGS   

A researcher may also easily find books by searching the library's catalog using Library of Congress subject headings. The following is a partial list of subject headings related to Architecture that can be used when searching for books and other items in the FAU Libraries Catalog.

  • Architecture and Society -- History -- 20th Century
  • Architecture -- Study and teaching -- Germany
  • Architecture, Modern -- 20th century
  • Architect Name (e.g., Wright, Frank Lloyd) -- Criticism and interpretation  
    Gehry, Frank     Zumthor, Peter     Piano, Renzo      Saarinen, Eeero     Le Corbusier     Hadid, Zaha
  • Architects -- Japan -- Interviews
    Art museums -- Designs and plans
  • Bauhaus

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Books Available at FAU Boca Raton Campus

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of books that the library has in its collections, but rather a starting point for students and researchers.

FAU Libraries has an extensive collection of Textbook Reserves for Architecture -as well as other subjects- just follow the link and look for your class prefix ARC and number (ARC 2208, ARC 2461, etc....). Link to textbook reserves can be found here.  

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Books Available at Broward Library Main

Please note that while FAU libraries use the Library of Congress numbering system, called call numbers, Broward Public Libraries use the Dewey Classification system. This is not a comprehensive list of books Broward Public Libraries has in their collection, but rather a starting point for your search. 

Books Available Online (Ebooks) through FAU Libraries

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of ebooks on architecture that the library has in its collections, but rather a starting point for students and researchers.

FAU Libraries has an extensive collection of Textbook Reserves for Architecture -as well as other subjects- just follow the link and look for your class prefix ARC and number (ARC 2208, ARC 2461, etc....). Link to textbook reserves can be found here.  

Last updated on May 31, 2024 2:31 PM