Tips for Finding Books related to Interior Architecture
1. Experiment with 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.
2. Browse subject headings.
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):
3. Explore call number ranges strategically in the Design Library and Knight Library stacks.
Library books are organized by subject, which correspond to call number ranges.
NA190-1555.5 History of architecture
NA1995 Architecture as a profession
NA2599.5-4050 Architectural criticism; drawing and design; details and decorations
NK1700-2195 Interior decoration; house decoration
TH Building construction
Searching for Books Online
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 them delivered to a UO Library. To submit an Interlibrary Loan request: https://library.uoregon.edu/borrowing/ill.