Welcome to the course guide for Dr. Bassett's Research Methods in Architecture class. In this session I will demonstrate library resources that will be useful for you in identifying journal articles, books, and images as well as preparing your bibliography for your thesis.
The RESEARCH 101 TUTORIALS will provide you with background information about how to use the library such as logging in to the library webpage from off campus, using Find It!, searching three basic databases, etc. If you are new to using the library, need a refresher, or want to learn about a few important new resoources like Find It! in the library, it would be best to review these tutorials prior to coming to the library for your instruction session.
Think about your topic. Brainstorm. What are some possible subject terms you could use to search for resources about your topic? Try them. Review your results. Are you finding what you need?
Here is a basic check-list of "things to do" when conducting research: