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Architecture at Musagetes Library: Get Started

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This guide brings together all of the major architecture-related information resources available at Musagetes Architecture Library and beyond. 

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    Basic Searching Techniques

    • Choose an appropriate resource
      • Books
      • Articles
        • Research Databases
        • Specific Journals
      • Primary Sources
    • Break down your topic
      • imagine the title of the ideal book or magazine article
      • identify the key concepts
      • think of synonyms or alternate words for each of the key concepts
    • Use appropriate searching techniques
      • boolean operators (and, or, not)
      • phrase searching
      • truncation/wildcard symbols
      • field searching
      • setting limits
      • refining your search (using subject headings/descriptors and other terminology)

    Professional resources

    Architecture Librarian

    Evan Schilling's picture
    Evan Schilling
    Musagetes Architecture Library
    7 Melville Street South
    Cambridge ON N1S 2H4
    (519) 888-4567 x27607