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The Library: Architecture

Your Academic Librarians encourage you to:

  • use academic resources 
  • examine the assignment marking criteria
  • research systematically by narrowing search terms and identifying common themes
  • accurately reference and avoid plagiarism to meet the expectations of a UK university
  • develop academic debate and critical thinking skills

This is because Skills for Learning live events have finished for this academic year. You can find recordings of sessions that ran this year on a range of topics on our Building on Feedback page.

Welcome to your Subject Guide

This guide is managed by your Academic Librarians and designed as a starting point for exploring research about Architecture and related disciplines. In each of the tabs, you'll find a variety of information resources which have been selected as a good starting point for research in that area. In addition to these, there are thousands of other books, journals, research articles, and videos that are available to you via the following links:

  • Discover
    Discover is your academic search engine, which searches over 90% of resources available from Leeds Beckett Library. These resources include books, eBooks and most electronic journals and databases. Discover is a great place to start your research.
  • Databases
    Databases are tools, often focused on a specific subject area or profession, which allow you to search for high quality information. You can use databases to find research articles.
  • Journals A-Z
    Journals are published on a regular basis e.g. weekly, monthly or quarterly and as such provide a good source of up to date information. Journals contain more specialised information about subjects than books, so you will need to use them as your academic interests develop. Most of your journals are available online on or off campus.