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2 LITERATURE SEARCHING NICOLAI STEINØ Assistant professor, PhD Aalborg University School of Architecture & Design

3 INTRODUCTION The process of literature searching What do I want to know ? How do I find relevant references ? How do I retrieve the actual resources ? Demo Assignment

4 THE PROCESS OF LITERATURE SEARCHING Isolate the subject Perform a literature rearch Build a weighed literature list Retrieve the literature A 4-step process

5 WHAT DO I WANT TO KNOW ? Works Projects Persons Subjects / Concepts Different kinds of information

6 WHAT DO I WANT TO KNOW ? Where is it? When was it built? Who designed it? Example: Letchworth Garden City Great Britain Early 1900s Unwin & Parker Works

7 WHAT DO I WANT TO KNOW ? Who designed it? What type of project is it? When was it made? Where has it been published? Example: Parc de la Villette Bernard Tschumi Deconstructionist park design Late 1980s Architectural Design Projects

8 WHAT DO I WANT TO KNOW ? Who is associated with the subject / concept? When was the subject / concept ceveloped? Where is the subject / concept applied / represented? Example: New Urbanism Peter Calthorpe, Duany & Plater-Zyberk 1990s Seaside, Florida; Celebration, Florida Subjects / Concepts

9 WHAT DO I WANT TO KNOW ? What are the works of the person? Is it a contemporary or historic person? What subjects / concepts is the person associated with? Example: Aldo Rossi Cemetary, Modena; Architecture of the City 1931-1997 Architectural theory, neo-rationalism Persons

10 HOW DO I FIND RELEVANT REFERENCES ? Books Journal articles Images Documents Types of resources ressources

11 HOW DO I FIND RELEVANT REFERENCES ? Library indexes Article indexes Literature lists (Search engines) Types of source retrieval systems ressources

12 HOW DO I FIND RELEVANT REFERENCES ? Annotated book titles Annotated journal titles Examples: Danish public libraries www.bibliotek.dkwww.bibliotek.dk Statsbiblioteket www.statsbiblioteket.dkwww.statsbiblioteket.dk Arkitektskolens Bibliotek www.a-aarhus.dkwww.a-aarhus.dk Aalborg Universitetsbibliotek www.aub.aau.dkwww.aub.aau.dk Columbia University Libraries clio.cul.columbia.educlio.cul.columbia.edu Library indexes ressources

13 HOW DO I FIND RELEVANT REFERENCES ? Annotated article titles Examples Avery Index http://biblioline.nisc.com/scripts/login.dll?BiblioLine &dbname=QAVERY http://biblioline.nisc.com/scripts/login.dll?BiblioLine &dbname=QAVERY Artikel basen Artur www.bygnet.dk/bygnet/servlet/BygNetServlet?actio n=701+1700&id=5 www.bygnet.dk/bygnet/servlet/BygNetServlet?actio n=701+1700&id=5 (see also www.aob.aau.dk under ’Se databaser, emner’)www.aob.aau.dk Article indexes ressources

14 HOW DO I FIND RELEVANT REFERENCES ? Collections of references to selected subjects Examples: MIT OpenCourseWare ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Urban-Studies-and- Planning/11-328JUrban-Design-Skills--Observing-- Interpreting--and-Representing-the- CityFall2002/Readings/ ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Urban-Studies-and- Planning/11-328JUrban-Design-Skills--Observing-- Interpreting--and-Representing-the- CityFall2002/Readings/ archINFORM text search www.archinform.net/search/index.htm?ID=z3panU ghG6rM60Qd www.archinform.net/search/index.htm?ID=z3panU ghG6rM60Qd Literature lists ressources

15 HOW DO I RETRIEVE THE ACTUAL RESOURCES ? Physical books and journals E-books and e-journals Examples: Aalborg Universitetsbibliotek Statsbiblioteket Danish public libraries Ebrary site.ebrary.com/lib/aalborgunivsite.ebrary.com/lib/aalborguniv AUB: Elektroniske tidsskrifter www.aub.aau.dk/portal/js_pane/forside/article/94 www.aub.aau.dk/portal/js_pane/forside/article/94 Resource formats

16 DEMO Rotterdam, Holland / the Netherlands West 8 Adrian Geuze Schouwburgplein

17 ASSIGNMENT Rietveld: Schröderhuis, Utrecht Mecanoo: Central Library, TU Delft Dudok: Town hall, Hilversum MVRDV: WoZoCo, Amsterdam Several architects: Koop van Zuid Topics


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