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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 text 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.
Here is a guide to all Ricker Library Architecture Journals.
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
This database includes articles on architecture and design including topics like the history of architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and decoration, and city planning.
Art & Architecture Source
This is an excellent index for both art and architecture; indexes journals only. It has extensive full-text of articles.
Includes full-text of major architectural history journals, including Architectural History and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.
Art and Architecture Archive
This database includes full-text magazine articles on art, design, and architecture from the late 19th century to the 21st century.