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UNLV Libraries -> Architecture Studies Library -> Finding and Using Resources -> Module 6: Finding Electronic books and electronic journals





UNLV Libraries has thousands of books that can be read online. Want to know how to find architecture related e-books?

1. Go to the library catalog for UNLV Libraries (select the "Library Catalog" button at the top of any ASL web page)

2. Select Advanced Search .

3. Keyword is the default dropdown box. Enter electronic books in the first box, then enter architectural design (or whatever topic you are interested in) in the second box.

The electronic books will say "Internet Access" but only some of (not all) the books will be related to architectural building design.

Here is just one example:
keyword search:
electronic books

First result:

More straw bale building [electronic resource] :
Internet Access ; TH4818.S77 M32 2005eb  




UNLV Libraries also has access to hundreds of online periodicals. Do you want to see what architecture studies periodicals are available online? [Caution: not all electronic titles will include the images in the paper copy].

1. Go to the library catalog for UNLV Libraries (select the "Library Catalog" button at the top of any ASL web page)

2. Select UNLV print and online journal subscriptions

3. Select "Browse journals by subject". The drop down box shows Art, Architecture & Applied Arts as the first option.

4. The results are divided by topic.
Select a topic [like: Architecture
or: Gardens, Landscape Architecture and Parks]

5. Titles will be listed, as the one below. If the title information says ONLY "in University of Nevada Las Vegas Holdings" it is print ONLY. Other locations (such as LexisNexis or Academic Search Premier in the record below) indicate that at least some of the issues are available electronically (years are shown for each database).

Architectural record (0003-858X)

in University of Nevada Las Vegas Holdings
from 01/01/1992 to 05/01/2004 in LexisNexis Academic
from 01/01/2001 to 1 month ago in Academic Search Premier , Business Source Premier , MasterFILE Premier and MAS Ultra - School Edition

Note, you may find electronic journals by searching the Journals Subscriptions list that are NOT listed in the library catalog. For instance several years of American Home Dreams are available via e-journal subscription but not listed in the catalog. There may also be journal titles in the library catalog that are not in the Journals Subscriptions list. Check both for comprehensive coverage.

Questions? Ask the Architecture Studies Librarian online or any of the staff in the Architecture Studies Library. The general phone number for the library is 702-895-1959.

If you have comments about the usefulness of this module and/or how it can be improved, please contact Jeanne Brown, Architecture Studies Librarian, at


Monday, 17-Dec-2012 10:50:31 PST