As you use each source, look for citations in bibliographies and footnotes that will lead you to other sources. If you find references to items that Carnegie Mellon does not own they may be ordered through Interlibrary Loan if you allow a week or more.
You are required to schedule a research consultation. Please contact:
Martin Aurand, Architecture Librarian and Archivist
firstname.lastname@example.org / 412.268.8165 / Hunt Library 408
Books: Library Catalogs
Use article databases and related tools to look for articles. Article databases give citation information (i.e. author, title, journal name, date, etc.) about articles in periodicals, and may include an abstract or even the full-text of an article.
Primary Sources and Collections
Find primary and secondary sources. Always call ahead before you visit a repository.
Selected titles to provide background and context for your project; and citations for many sources on individual buildings.
There is information about searching Google News Archive here: Find news archive content.
Or, search or browse available newspapers at Google News: All Newspapers. To search, enter search terms along with <Pittsburgh> or another city or the exact name of a newspaper in the search window.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and other Pittsburgh newspapers are available from 1859-2007, more or less. Recent issues of the Post-Gazette can also be searched at Post-Gazette.com.
For newspaper articles from additional times and places see: Newspapers.
Historic Pittsburgh is a comprehensive collection of online resources that supports personal and scholarly research on western Pennsylvania. It includes texts, maps, images, archival finding aids, census records, chronology, and videos.