Researchers Guides


The Online Public Access Catalogue must always be consulted in locating library material relevant to a particular topic  (http://hsl/opac/).  In addition, the following sources may also be used for obtaining additional information  for familiarizing yourself with a topic.  Always consult the on-duty Reader Services Librarian for assistance.
Dictionaries:  Subject dictionaries provide precise definitions of terms.
Comprehensive Dictionary of Fine Arts
 [Ref N33.S25]   
Dictionary of Architectrure and Building Construction 
 [Ref NA31 .D523]
Oxford Dictionary of Modern Design
 [Ref NK1165 .W66]  
Encyclopedias:  Subject encyclopedias give a good overview of a topic, supplemented in most cases by a bibliography.
The ME Landscape + Architecture
 [Ref NA2750.T45]
Encyelopedia of Islamic painting
[Ref ND146 .U63]
Miller’s Antiques Encyclopedia
[Ref NK30 .M52]
Handbooks:  A useful source for the quick location of facts and concise information in a particular field.  These usually cover a subject of basic or advanced level.
The  Handbook of Visual Arts
 [Ref N72.56 .H36]
A-Z of modern Design
 [Ref NK1165 .A9]
Online Journals:  Full text online journals are available.  To access it, browse HSL Web page.
Eye : The International Review of Graphic Design
Graphic Arts Monthly
Human Architecture 
Databases:  Available Online.  To access it, browse HSL Web page.
Proquest Central
ProQuest Research Library
ProQuest Science Journals
E-Books:  Complete books are available online.  Browse HSLWeb page.
E-Dissertations:  Complete Master and Ph.D Theses are available online.  Browse HSLWeb page.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)‎
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