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Architecture Research Guide

This guide offers information about resources 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


OnArchitecture video library

OnArchitecture is an online collection of original architecture-related videos, including interviews with architects, and portrayals of key works. OnArchitecture offers opportunities for discovery and self-learning, and provides a global perspective of architecture.

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.

Features provides online access to International (ICC) building codes and related standards and USGBC LEED Reference Guides.  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.

Full access is currently unavailable. The ULI Case Studies, produced by the Urban Land Institute, offer new approaches and best practices for development projects.

ARTstor is a digital image library of millions of 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 including ACADIA, CAADRIA, ECAADE, SIGRADI, CAAD Futures and others.

Subject Specialist

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Martin Aurand
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