Experiment with your keywords.
Keywords can include (but are not limited to): architects, building names, geographic regions, styles, notable scholars, building types, etc. Start broad, think about synonyms, and explore advanced search features to combine keywords with other search terms.
Use subject headings to find similar material.
Subject headings are similar to hashtags; they group content together under a descriptive term. The major difference is that subject headings rely on a controlled vocabulary. In other words, subject headings will be less prone to ambiguity and inaccuracies because each term refers to a specific entity/concept. Look for subject headings in LibrarySearch catalog records (see example below):
These call number ranges correspond to Architecture-related subjects: NA Architecture NA190-1555.5 History of architecture NA1995 Architecture as a profession NA2599.5-4050 Architectural criticism; drawing and design; details and decorations NA9000-9428 Aesthetics of the city; city planning and beautifying NK1700-2195 Interior decoration; house decoration TH Building construction SB Plant culture
WorldCat provides access to library catalogs from around the world. The database contains millions of bibliographic records describing books, journals, maps, musical scores, recordings, videos, manuscripts, etc.
These are additional places to search for books online. Some may have electronic versions readily available, and some may require you to submit Interlibrary Loan requests to have print copies delivered to a UO Library.
Useful for locating information within books because of its full-text searching ability but it is limited in content (not all books are in Google Books!). The books can then be obtained in the library.
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. Current UO students, faculty and staff should log into HathiTrust as the "University of Oregon". Additional functions, such as the ability to download the whole book are available only to users of member libraries. Using HathiTrust.