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A Guide to Library Resources for Studies in Architecture



This is a Library Guide for Architecture. You will find on these pages those resources most helpful to you 

when researching subjects in architecture. Please never hesitate to contact me if you need any kind of assistance. I am very happy to help.  



Daxing International Airport, a new mega-airport, the second in Beijing, was designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid in the shape of a starfish with five connected concourses. It is said to be the world’s largest single-building airport terminal. At 700,000 sq metres, with four runways, it is expected to be able to handle 72 million passengers a year by 2025. The building features a six-pier radial design, which is arranged around a large space in the centre that "evolved from principles within tradition Chinese architecture that organise  interconnected spaces around a central courtyard," according to Zaha Hadid Architects. This  arrangement is designed to minimise the distances passengers have to travel when checking  in or transferring flights at the extremely large airport. ( airport-zaha-hadid-360-degree-images/)

 (Image:   progettato-da-Zaha-Hadid-Architects-Collateral-1.jpg)



The Dal Libraries has signed a final contract with RefWorks, a web-based citation manager that allows one to compile, edit and format bibliographies by importing references directly from online databases. 

Our final year under the contract will come to an end on April 20, 2020. There are a number of useful and free alternatives available, Zotero for instance, and we’re seeing many users moving to those options on their own. Some faculties at Dal also subscribe to EndNote.

Dwindling usage of RefWorks is one of the main factors driving this decision. In the next month, we’ll begin the process of notifying faculty and students. We will provide assistance to RefWorks users who want to move their content from RefWorks to the service of their choice.

For more information about migrating content from RefWorks, please contact


**For information about alternatives to RefWorks, please see the Citation Management page on this Library Guide. 


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RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to compile, edit and format bibliographies by importing references directly from online databases, from text files, or by entering them manually. Easily format your references according to the citation style of your choice (eg. APA, MLA) and insert them into your finished paper.

Our contract with RefWorks ends in April 2020 after which the Dal Community will only have access to the free version of RefWorks.

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New books are added to the Sexton Library's collection on an ongoing basis.

The following is a list of titles added over the previous month. 

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