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Architecture: Climate Change and the Built Environment: Finding Library Materials

In this section of the guide, you'll find some basic information about finding books, journals, and articles available to you through the Library. A selection of related guides, databases, subject headings, reference sources, and citation style guides are also shared within to serve as convenient starting points. As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to Ask A Librarian!

Suggested Databases

Catalog FAQ

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How Do I Find a Book at U of I?

The books you are looking for may be located in a variety of locations, including the Ricker Art and Architecture Library as well as the Main Stacks and many other libraries on campus. Remember, books can be requested through the Library Catalog and delivered to any library on campus. This process usually take a couple of days. You'll be notified via email when the book is available.

The best way to find books is to search the Library Catalog. In order to find the books in the library, you need to have the call number and location. If you're logged into your library account, you can search for this information through the Library Catalog. 


If you can't find something in our library catalog, search the I-Share catalog to see if any other college libraries in Illinois have the item available. I-Share is a quick and easy way to borrow books from nearby libraries. 

Please note: journals/magazines CANNOT be requested through I-Share-- you must request these items through Interlibrary Loan.

The I-Share catalog is connected to the Library Catalog and can be searched using Quick Search or Advanced Search. For more help Ask a Librarian.

How Do I Find Journals?

The best way to find academic articles in journals is to search the Online Journals & Databases (SFX). You can locate journals by searching by the title or by selecting a subject to narrow down your search. If you are searching by title, once you have located the journal and selected the title from the results list an authentication window will open in another window. There you will select the red "Go" button. It will load the journal content and you can then select the volume/issue and year to find a specific article.  

In order to find print journals in the library, you need to have the call number and location. You can receive a text with this information through the Library Catalog.

There is also a guide to all Ricker Library Architecture Journals