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Architecture and Planning Research Guide

Welcome to the Architecture and Planning LibGuide

Library 101: Finding books and journal articles

To learn how to find books and journal articles go to Library 101.

The modules in this self-paced, online tutorial serve as a primer for using library resources here at Catholic University. Each module focuses on a particular step of research, including choosing and narrowing a topic, determining a research strategy, determining where to search, locating resources, and using information ethically.

Architecture and Planning Call number areas

Materials that support the study Architecture and Planning are in the Library of Congress call number ranges:

NAArchitecture with additional materials in D, E, F, N, SB and TH

Materials are collected specifically at advanced research levels for in the following LC Classification Descriptions:

 NA190-NA699                      Architectural History (arranged chronologically)

NA700-NA11612                   Architecture a s Profession

                                                            Architecture of a specific place:
                                                            (including works by specific architects)

                                                            i.e. United States (find Michael Graves here)

                                                            i.e. France (find Le Corbusier here)

                                                            i.e. Japan (find Tadao Ando here)


Architectural Drawing and Design


Details and decoration


Special classes of buildings

NA 4100-4145    

Buildings: by materials


Buildings: by form


Buildings; by use 


Domestic Architecture                                   


Cities; History, Social Issues, Architecture


Decorative Arts                                              


Building Construction


Building Construction

 H - Planning: includes Library of Congress call number ranges D, E, F sections (find city planning documents of specific areas, history of specific cities, as well as books about historic preservation of specific areas); H, and NA

How to design like an Architect