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Library of Congress Call Numbers

Never underestimate the power of browsing the stacks for books. Once you learn the secrets of the call numbers, you can go straight to the stacks and serendipity might strike. Gernerally, books on similar topics will be next to each other on the shelf.

In the 'N's, books are separated by country. Historical movements are located within their country. Monographs on architects are organized first by nationality, then alphabetically.

The outline of 'N' call numbers can be found here.

NA -- Architecture

NA260-NA340 -- Classical Architecture. Greek and Roman

Ex: NA281 - Parthenon

NA324 - Roman houses

NA737 -- American Architects

Ex: NA737.W7 - Wright, Frank Lloyd

NA1053 -- French Architects

Ex: NA1053.J4 - Le Corbuiser (Jeanneret-Gris, Charles)

NA4100-NA4145 -- Buildings classed by material

Ex: NA4140 - Glass architecture

Other areas of possible interest

SB -- Horticulture

Ex: SB472 - Landscape architecture

HT101-HT395 -- Urban groups

Ex: HT330 - Metropolitan areas

Citing References (Chicago)

Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed., 2017
Cooper Reference Z253 .U69 2017
Earlier edition (2010) in circulating collection:  Z253 .U69 2010

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):
Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition, (offers basic information and examples of Chicago formatting style according to the 17th (2017) edition; does not include the entire Manual),  OWL website last updated 11/08/2017.

Turabian, Kate
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers, 8th ed., University of Chicago Press, 2013
Cooper Reference LB2369 .T8 2013

Walker, Janice R.
Columbia Guide to Online Style
Columbia University Press, 2006
Available via Cooper Library subscription to Ebook Central

Material Connexion

Material Connexion is both an online database and a physical library. Search their online catalog for information on different materials.

You can search by multiple characteristics as well as manufacturer's name and product number.

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