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Books are great image sources! Find them through a DragonSearch search below. There may not be a book specifically about your building, so also search DragonSearch for the architect and the building type. Tip: search words as a phrase by placing them in quotes (for example, "Vanna Venturi House" or "Eileen Gray").

Using DragonSearch


Use DragonSearch on the Libraries homepage to find books, journal articles, and newspaper articles.


DragonSearch filtersTo find print books in DragonSearch:

Use the filter options for Library and Location at the bottom of the left-hand column. Select WW Hagerty Library under Library, and Oversize Books and Stacks under Location.


Images in Avery Index

screenshot of Avery IndexPhysical Description limiters include diagrams, drawings, elevations, photographs, plans and site plans. You can also see what visual material is included in an article by looking at the Source information.

screenshot of Avery Index source

screenshot of link to borrowing items through interlibrary loan

Once you find an article in Avery, you'll likely need to use the Drexel Full Text option to find the article. Search for Print first! There are many architecture magazines + journals only available in print! Check out the list of key architecture journals with print only access.