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Visual Concepts for Interiors - INTR112 - Smith

Library Resources

Depending on what step of the research process you are on, you will need different resources.


Background of architect or building

Background information is found in reference sources like encyclopedias. RVCC has online "research starter" databases that will provide you with background info:


Analysis and Critique

Critical discussions of architecture can be found in a variety of types of resources:

  • Magazine and news articles will provide a commentary meant for the general public.
  • Scholarly articles, written by experts in a field of study, will contain advanced analyses intended for others who are knowledgeable about a topic.
  • Books can provide a broad look at a topic or person, or offer in-depth information on a particular aspect.

The following RVCC Library resources are recommended for analytical and critical design research:


High-resolution images

Locating high quality digital images with info about the original structure that are licensed for use by others is harder than you think! The library database Artstor contains over 2.5 million images that have been rights-cleared for educational use.