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This is UCLan's Architecture library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Subject Librarian: Bob Frost


Search for books and ebooks on Library Search. It will tell you what we have in stock and where to find it.

Sometimes there may only be a chapter on a specific topic rather than a whole book. To find those, you will need to use one of our ebook databases which allow you to search through the whole text of a book. We have several ebook collections but a good place to start would be Ebook Central.

Journals and Articles

Journal Finder provides details of our print journals and e-journals collections. Library Search will find specific articles from journals so is a good place to start, as it searches across thousands of different journals and will uncover articles in places you may not think to look.

You should then move on to more subject-specific databases such as the following:

eResources and Databases

Multi-subject resources which include Architecture:

  • Art & Architecture Source
    Subjects include art, architectural history, crafts, design, photography, film, and museology.
  • Design & Applied Arts Index [DAAI]
    Is a comprehensive index to over 300 design and design-related journals. It contains data on over 27,000 designers, craftspeople, studios, firms and workshops. Subjects covered include architecture, industrial design, interior design, furniture, ceramics, glass, photography, and much more. From 1987 to date.
  • Emerald Management Premier
    Includes journals on engineering, construction, sustainability and project management
  • Nexis - for newspaper articles
  • WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors
    Image rich reports on trends and inspiration including reviews of major exhibitions and trade shows.

See the relevant subject guides for databases in other subject areas. An alphabetical list of all our databases can be found in the E-Databases A-Z.

Additional Resources

Technical & Trade


  • AutoDesk
    Download AutoCAD and Revit for free.

Bob Frost - Senior Subject Librarian for Science and Technology

Bob Frost

Senior Subject Librarian for Science and Technology
01772 892261