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TH 4391: BFA Seminar - Theatre Design/Tech: Architecture & Interior Design Resources

A course guide to library research resources for Prof. Cely's & Prof. Sousa-Wynn's students in TH 4391, the BFA Scenic Design Seminar Course.

Selected Architecture & Interior Design Databases

See the whole list of Architecture databases

Browsing for Architecture & Interior Design Books

Architecture & Interior design books can be found in the NA and NK call number ranges, on the 6th floor shelves and Oversize area on the 6th floor.

Try searching the library catalog keywords like "interior design" "architecture" "interior decorat*" and take note of relevant subject headings that are also links to lists of other books on the same topic.

Search for Architecture & Interior Design Resources in the Library Catalog

Search the library catalog for print and ebook resources related to architecture and interior design. Use keywords like interior design, architecture, and interior decoration. 

Finding illustrations or photos of objects, people, paintings, prints, etc.

Our cataloging does mention whether a book is illustrated. The first and simplest way to find a picture of something, is to look for a book about it, then note whether the catalog entry mentions "ill." or “illus.” Those abbreviations mean the book has an illustration or is illustrated.

Also know that "pictorial works," "pictures," "illustration" or “___ in art” are legitimate subject headings that can be combined with any number of keywords to find pictures or illustrations. For example, “flowers in art” is a subject heading, or “birds—pictorial works,” or look at “Pictorial works” as a subject heading alone. It tells you: Search also: subdivision Pictorial works under names of countries, cities, etc., individual persons, families, corporate bodies, and under classes of persons, ethnic groups, and topical headings.

Subject Guide

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