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Architecture: Freshman Orientation

Last Updated: May 21, 2024 2:59 PM

Key Library Links

Catalog – to locate any item that is available in our libraries, including books, journal titles, newspaper titles, and audio/visual materials.

Everything – the tab is a great place to start searching through the library’s resources in one simple multidisciplinary search interface. The results will display books, articles, government documents, etc.

Journals- access to thousands of individual journals in electronic and print format. (Cannot search for articles, citation is needed)

Reserve or Course Reserve: a collection of books or articles (pdfs) set aside at the Circulation Desk by your professor.

Databases: a list of all the databases owned by UB Libraries. Top Architecture Databases: listing of architecture research databases. (A library database is an organized online searchable collection of articles and other published works. Libraries buy subscriptions to databases so you can find appropriate scholarly research and information on a variety of topics.

Research Tips– an online guide designed to help you perform research at the University at Buffalo’s University Libraries, includes citation help. Center for Excellence in Writing - 209 Baldy Hall

My Account & Delivery+ – use for book renewal and interlibrary loan. Journal articles and book chapters are delivered electronically to your email and physical items are made available for pick-up at the UB library of your choice. (free of charge)

Borrowing/Loan Periods -Your UB Card serves as your library card. Current UB students, faculty and staff may use their cards to check out books and other materials at any campus library.

Self-check out kiosk/Check-out App - instructions for downloading the app and using the self-check out kiosk.

UB Print Anywhere - UB students receive a semesterly quota of free pages to print assignments at any of 40 print station kiosks. Learn how to easily print your assignments from any computer, a computing site, your smartphone, a USB drive and more.

Evaluating Websites

Several questions to ask to determine the credibility of a website:

  • Who is sponsoring the website?
  • How often is the site updated?
  • Does the site present facts and not opinion?
  • Who is the intended audience?

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the act of using another person's ideas or work without acknowledging the original source and giving proper credit. It is unethical and, in some cases, it is illegal. Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty, and is considered by the University at Buffalo to be a serious offense. University policies related to plagiarism are available on the University's Academic Integrity web site. The UB Libraries has created a plagiarism guide to further assist you in detecting and correcting plagiarism in your work.

It is the nature of college coursework that students are engaged in the ideas and works of other people. However, using another person's works or ideas without citing the original source and giving proper credit, whether intentional or not, and regardless of the context or format, is plagiarism.

(Thanks goes to the Brock University Library)


Citing Your Sources

Chicago Style : Websites

Lastname, Firstname. (if there is a name) “Title of Web Page.” Name of Website. Publishing organization, publication or revision date if available. Access date if no other date is available. URL .

No Author:
“Endangered Species Program.” U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Accessed January 3, 2013. 

LaChiusa, Chuck. “Lockwood Memorial Library/Abbott Hall” Buffalo as an Architectural Museum. Accessed August 23, 2023.