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Thesis Research in Architecture: Get started

Please note, this guide is in progress.

Book Pick-up and Returns

Pick-up and returns of print materials are available Musagetes Library! At this time this service is only available for graduate students and faculty.

Please visit Musagetes Book Item Request and Returns for procedures and to book your time slot. You are required to wear a mask.

Pick-up is for Musagetes Library book and periodical stacks only. Items located in Musagetes Rare Books and Periodicals Room are not included in the print pick-up service, and are not accessible at this time for consultation. Users may request up to 10 items per week. Requests close at 8am each Wednesday for pick-up on Thursday between noon and 2pm

Musagetes Library items can be returned to Atrium in the School of Architecture on Thursdays. There are limited bins available each week, so please sign up for a returns slot using this Bookings Calendar, and include an estimate of the number of items you plan to return. Please note, items will remain on your library account for 1-2 weeks after you have physically returned them.

For access to items in the Porter and Davis collections, please go to Book Pickup @ Porter.

About this research guide

Thesis Research in Architecture is a strategic guide for architecture graduate students beginning their thesis work. The guide will be especially helpful to students starting a literature review.

To get started, check out Library Services for Graduate Students for a description of the many practical library support services available. As your research takes you into unfamiliar disciplines remember to identify the subject librarian(s) best placed to help you.

Black and white photograph of unidentified man perusing the card catalog at the Beinecke Library at Yale University

Image credit: ​[Photograph of unidentified man perusing the card catalog at the Beinecke], 1963, General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Available from: WikiMedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.
org/wiki/File:1960s_Yale_5062811384_card_catalog.jpg. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic Licence (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Get assistance

Evan Schilling, the librarian for Architecture, is on leave. During their leave, please contact

libARCH@library.uwaterloo.ca

for assistance.

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