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CEE 262: Structures and the Urban Environment: Home

A guide to library resources that address technical, social and symbolic aspects of structures.

Why use the library?

When working on a project, paper or thesis, you need to perform library research in order to:

  1. review what is known about a given topic, phenomenon or problem so that you can place your own contribution in context
  2. locate specific information needed to successfully make your argument, carry out an experiment, or solve a problem

Getting prepared

Before you begin your research, you should ask yourself some questions to help you narrow your search parameters:

  • What kind of information are you looking for?
  • Do you want facts? Historical accounts? Opinions? News reports? Research studies? Analyses? Do you need images or data?

The resources listed under various subjects and research tools on the Library's website will give you an idea of where to start. Consult Willow Dressel ( or Gabriella Karl-Johnson (gjk@exchange.Princeton.EDU), Architecture Librarian, if you are not sure which resources are best for your research and whether they are available in electronic format.