UNLV Libraries Online Catalog Searching: Book and Journal Titles (Module 4)


1. Search the UNLV Libraries online catalog ["library catalog"] for the book title Environmental problems and human behavior. What can you tell about the book from the record in the online catalog?

  • Date published 2002
  • Checked out? Yes or no No
  • Does it have a list of additional books on the topic? Yes or no Yes
  • Where can you find it when it is not checked out? UNLV Arch Bk Stacks
  • How long is it? [number of pages] 371
  • Does it have pictures? Yes or no Yes
  • What is the call number? [necessary to find the book] BF353 G36 2002
  • If the book is checked out, where do you go to ask that it be saved for you on its return? ASL Service Desk

2. Search the UNLV online catalog for books on an architecture [or landscape architecture or interior design] career. Start with a keyword search. Choose a title that looks relevant [that is, a title that seems to be on the topic]. Click on that title. What is the Subject that will lead you to additional books on that topic? Interior decoration—vocational guidance

3. The major professional association for architecture is the American Institute of Architects (AIA), for landscape architecture the American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA) and for interior design the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Choose one of these professional associations and search the UNLV online catalog for books or videos for which the association is the author. Note below the author, title, date published, number of pages [or minutes if it is a video], and call number.


1.Your instructor asks you to read the article "SOM taps woman for chair" published in the magazine Architecture in June 2001, about how architect Marilyn Taylor becomes the first female chairperson of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, a major architectural firm. The Architecture Studies Library has Architecture magazine in both paper and online. Find information on the paper copy. Search the UNLV online catalog by the title of the magazine. You will find that there are more than 100 items with the title Architecture. Use the limit/sort button at the top of the page and limit to titles located in UNLV Arch Periodicals.

2. What index could you use to search for additional titles on this or related topics? [See module 5] Avery Index

Advanced search questions [Books and Periodicals]

1. Find a book published by the American Institute of Architects published after 1995 located in the Architecture Studies Library on architects' salaries. Give the following information about the book:

2. Use the Avery Index or one of the other indexes in architecture, to find an article on architecture, landscape architecture, or interior design as a profession. Give the complete information on the article below.