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Architecture Research Guide

This guide offers information about sources and services for architecture on the internet and in the University Libraries. Please contact the architecture librarian for further assistance.



Precedent Study


Design Projects


Historical Research


Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon


El Croquis Digital Library

The El Croquis Digital Library provides electronic access to issues of the outstanding international architecture magazine since 2001.

El Croquis also continues to be available in print at Hunt Library.


Online access to International (ICC) building codes and related standards, USGBC LEED Reference Guides, and Wiley’s Graphic Standards via  Please logout when you are finished!

Carnegie Mellon users have full access to the content of BuildingGreenSuite, a web site about environmentally responsible building. Includes case studies, Environmental Building News, etc.

The ULI Development Case Studies, produced by the Urban Land Institute, offer new approaches and best practices for development projects.

ARTstor is a digital image library of more than 2 million images pertaining to art, architecture, archeology and photography. ARTstor also provides software tools that enable a variety of uses.


CumInCAD is an open access cumulative index to papers about computer-aided architectural design from journals and conferences such as ACADIA, CAADRIA, ECAADE, SIGRADI, CAAD Futures and others.

Subject Specialist

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Martin Aurand
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