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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!  

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Tower of Light and Wall of Energy, 2022; Tonkin Liu Architects

The Tower of Light is a 40-metre tall tower supporting and enclosing flues for a new low-carbon energy centre in Manchester’s city centre. The tower is constructed from 6 and 8mm thick flat steel sheets, tailored, laser-cut, then welded together to create a curved stiff strong surface. 

The Tower and Wall provide civic buildings in the centre of Manchester with low carbon energy through a 2 km network of buried, insulated pipes and power cables. The project contributes towards the UK city's goal of becoming zero-carbon by 2038.

The Very Basics: Getting Started @ the Dal Libraries

1. Your DalCard is also your library card. 

2. You can borrow as many books as you like, there is no limit. There is also no charge to borrow books from the Dal Libraries.

3. There are 5 Libraries at Dalhousie University. You can use any of these libraries. You do not have to use the library that corresponds to your field of study.

4. You do not have to be in one of the Dal Libraries to use electronic resources like e-books, e-journals, and databases. You can access e-resources from your residence room, study areas, office, or anywhere on the Dal campus, just as if you were in one of the Libraries. If you are at home -- off campus -- you will need to login to access Dal Libraries' e-resources (once you click this link, scroll down the page to see this info!)

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Quick Links

♦ Sign-in to your Novanet Library Account

Sign-in to view your Novanet library account. See books you have out on loan and renew your books. Login is your Dal Net ID and password.

 Information about Off-Campus Access to Dal Libraries' Electronic Resources

♦ Document Delivery

An excellent PDF summary of the main points of the 7th edition (2020) of the APA citation style.

♦ Citation Style Guides

Links to the most common style guides: APA, MLA, Chicago, NLM, IEEE

♦ Dalhousie University's Writing Centre

♦ Study Skills | Tutoring

♦ Academic Integrity at Dalhousie University

       Dalhousie's website to educate and to promote academic integrity.

The Chicago Style

The Chicago Manual of Style is used in many disciplines that prefer using footnotes or endnotes to cite sources.

Here are some resources to help you to use the Chicago Style:

1. Chicago Manual of Style Online, 17th Edition

2. Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide

2. OWL at Purdue: Chicago Style, 17th Edition 

4. Chicago Style Citation of Canadian Government Documents (from Simon Fraser University)

5. Chicago Style Videos (from Memorial University)

Finding Your Way -- Buildings on Sexton Campus

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Recommend a Book for Purchase!

If you have a recommendation for a book to purchase for architecture, please let me know!

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