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Architecture Thesis Research (UNDERGRAD)

Search Tips for Books

Keyword is the easiest and most flexible way to search the library catalog. It searches words in all fields of the catalog record: title, author, publisher, notes, etc.

Word searching combines words using connectors such as AND , OR , and AND NOT. Use the * as a wild card.


Keyword frank lloyd wright AND fallingwater

When you retrieve your results make sure to note the location, call number, and status.


Finding Books at ND

There are four options for finding books at Notre Dame.

Catalog Classic is the standard and easiest to use option for searching books and journal titles (not individual articles) at ND. It is the best place to search if you know a specific title or item that you are looking for. You can use the search box below:


Searching for Articles

How to Find Journal Articles in the Library

The majority of article databases for architecture do not contain full-text articles. You have to find the article in other databases, in print, or via Interlibrary Loan.

Most databases contain this icon

Clicking on thewill take you to this page

Click on the ND Libraries Catalog to get the Call Number for the journal


Write down the call number for the journal. Take that, along with the citation information, and you can locate your article on the shelves. You can also export the citation to RefWorks at this point as well. For more information on RefWorks, please refer to the Citing Sources page in this guide.