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FA 464: Boston Architecture


Find Encyclopedias

This guide will lead to resources for research on topics for the course.

Tips for Searching

You can start with a search for Boston, or the name of a style (Gothic Revivial) or the name of an architect, (H. H. Richardson) or an architectural firm (McKim, Mead & White)   You can also find additional information by selecting the "Related Content" tab.

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Oxford Art Online

The most authoritative encyclopedia for Architecture is the Grove Art Online, (now available through Oxford Art Online)


Most articles have an informative outline which can be useful in placing your topic in a larger context or to focus on specific time periods or issues. 

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Consider the bibliographies located at the end of most articles. The references are listed chronologically and allow you to trace the path of scholarship. Check for more recent and related articles and books, written by the author(s) of the encyclopedia entries and cited in the bibliographies.

Other Encyclopedic Resources

For information and scholarly essays on events, movements and intellectual trends, consult the following interdisciplinary collections.

Subject Librarian

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Nina Bogdanovsky

O'Neill Library 311

Boston College