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Architecture: Reference

Why use reference materials?

Reference materials can:

  • explain a term or specialized vocabulary you're unfamiliar with
  • provide a brief biography of an architect/designer
  • outline the characteristics of an architectural style or period
  • provide a concise overview of your subject
  • list suggestions for further reading.

Key Electronic Reference Sources for Architecture

Electronic Reference Sources for Architectural and Building Technology, and Construction

Electronic Reference Sources for Historic Architecture

General reference sources

Dictionaries

Electronic Reference Sources for Landscape Architecture