Research Help

Check out the Introduction to the Littman Library and our "How To" tutorials.

Our librarians provide assistance for all levels of research needs and Information Literacy Instruction.
Please, contact us to schedule a Research Consultation or a Library Instruction Session .

A Librarian will also work with faculty to discuss library resources available to support various course assignments.

Online Reference Shelf

encyclopedias, dictionaries:

Grove dictionary of art (NJIT only)
Encyclopedia of Diderot & D'Alembert
Classical architecture vocabulary (Perseus)
Dictionary of Islamic architecture
Encyclopedia Mythica
Columbia encyclopedia

biographies:

Union List of Artists Names Online (Getty)
Brief  biographies of American architects (SAH)

architectural information portals and images:

Architectural Library Image Database
ArchInform
Great Buildings
Vitruvio
ArchiNed
Emporis
Historic American Building Survey (HABS)
Structurae
Thais
SPIRO
NYPL Digital Gallery (New York Public Library)
Wissentshcaftlishes Bildernarchive
Architecture & patrimoine (Merimee)
Digital Librarian: architecture
Museums of architecture and design

maps

Map Machine (National Geographic)
Goggle Earth
Library of Congress map collections
New Jersey historical maps
Rare maps (University of Georgia)

language and translations tools:

Babelfish translation (Altavista)
Language tools (ITools)
OneLook dictionary

image search engines (photos & videos)

Google image search
Ditto
AltaVista
Pixsy
AlltheWeb
YouTube
Blinkx

miscellaneous


Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines, 1991
ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities , 1991
ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities , 2002
New York State Building Codes

NYC department of building database

NYC building permit database (1900-1986)
Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards - UFAS, 1988
Timeline of World Art (Metropolitan Museum)
Conversion Calculator
Online Conversion


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