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ARCH100 for Fall 2020 Building List (Keane): Strategies for Finding Building Plans | Tips for Image Searching

Search strategies for finding building plans, elevations, and more for model-building assignment.

START HERE: Google Image Searching

Search@UW | Requesting Books to be Held for Pick Up at the Main Circulation Desk

Search tips for finding building plans in books:

If the record indicates this: ill. -OR- illustrations -OR- chiefly ill. -OR- illus. -OR- plans -- that means that illustrations/plans are included.

You may also want to request books from the stacks to be held for pick-up at the Main Circulation Desk. Many books written prior to @ 1990 have brief catalog records and may include exactly what you're looking for, but, once you get the book, you will need to consult in the indexes and tables of contents -- or perhaps even PAGE THROUGH THE BOOK to see if plans are included for the building you're modeling.

Do NOT confine your search to your building name. Try the architect's name and geographical location too.

Finding Journal Articles / Some might contain images, plans and diagrams


Sometimes there are plans associated with Arstor catalog records. Try searching by building name or the architect to start.

Other Image Databases to Try