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ACH112 Architectural History: Find Biographies

Madigan Library resources used for assignments in the Architectural History course

Search for Articles

To identify articles written by and about your architect in US Newsstream:

  • Use the Advanced Search and click on the down arrow next to search by All fields + text and choose Person--PER;
  • Click on Look up People and enter your author's name;
  • Check off all boxes next to the names and click Add to Search, then click Search;
  • Use Narrow results by menu to better focus your results list;
  • Use the Suggested subjects section to see other headings ProQuest uses for your author;
  • Use Find a copy to see if the article you need is in another database or in the library's collection;
  • Use interlibrary loan to request articles we do not have.

Search for Books

Search Tips

  • Search your architect as a keyword using quotation marks:  "frank lloyd wright"
  • To search your architect as a subject (books about him/her), start your search with su:last name, first name
  • To search for books written by your architect (his/her works), start your search with au:last name, first name
  • Use Advanced Search to combine search categories, as well as limit by date, format, etc.
  • To search other libraries, select Libraries Worldwide

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