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Landscape Architecture

How to find books in the library


Basic Search Tips

  • Place quotation marks around keyword phrases

"landscape architecture"

  • Make use of Boolean logic connectors (AND, OR).

innovation OR invention
resilience AND "landscape architecture"

  • Combine and group terms with Boolean logic connectors

"landscape architecture" AND (resilience OR innovation)

Advanced Search Tips

  • Use the Search filters for more relevant results

Author/Creator contains darke, rick
Subject contains exact phrase urban parks

Books on a specific garden or designer

Look in DELCAT under the name of the garden or designer. Check the bibliography at the back of each book for leads to other writings about this garden or designer.


Subject: winterthur estate
Subject: marian coffin
Subject: Farrand, Beatrix
Any field: Beatrix Farrand

General Books on a Genre, Location, or Style

Check the index in the back of each book to see if a specific site or designer is discussed. Look at any bibliographies given in a book for leads to other writings on the topic. Search DELCAT by subject (e.g. English gardens, urban landscape architecture, garden structures, urban parks, public gardens).


Subject: Gardens, American
Subject: Gardens -- United States
Any field: urban park*
Any field: garden structures

For more information about how to locate a book in the library, please watch Using A Call Number to Find a Book (video tutorial 2:50 min).

Browsing in a subject area of interest often leads to finding other relevant titles. Books on landscape architecture are generally found in the SB subclass, but related topics can be located in other subject areas. Below are relevant call number areas and book examples.

SB 1-1110 Plant culture (Class S - Agriculture)

* SB 317.5-319.864 Horticulture. Horticultural crops
* SB 450.9-467.8 Gardens and gardening
* SB 469-(476.4) Landscape gardening. Landscape architecture

Desert landscape architecture (1999) by J. Krieg and N. Sappington - SB 475.9 .D47 K75 1999
Fieldwork : Landscape Architecture Europe (2006) - FOLIO SB 470.55 .E85 F54 2006

NA 1-9428 Architecture (Class N - Fine Arts)

* NA 2500-2599 General works
* NA 9000-9428 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

A guide to site and environmental planning (3rd ed., 1987) by H.M. Rubenstein - NA 2540.5 .R83
Site furnishings : a complete guide to the planning, selection and use of landscape furniture and amenities (2010) by B. Main and G.G. Hannah - NA 9052 .M25

TH 1-9745 General Construction (Class T - Technology)

* TH 375 General works
* TH 380 Landscape construction by builders
* TH 383 Prevention of soil erosion

Site engineering for landscape architects (5th ed., 2009) by S. Strom, et al. - TH375 .S77 2009

QK 1-989 Botany (Class Q - Science)

* QK 1-474.5 General
* QK 474.8-495 Spermatophyta. Phanerogams [2 terms for seed plants]

Trees: A complete guide to their biology and structure (2016) by R. Ennos - QK475 .E552 2016

Reference works

These provide brief, general information about a location, concept, style, or designer.

Encyclopedia of Gardens: History and Design. 3 vols. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001 .
LOCATION: Morris Library (SB 465 .E53x 2001)

Oxford Companion to the Garden. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
LOCATION: Morris Library (SB 450.95 .O94 2006)

A History of Garden Art. 2 vols. New York: Hacker Art Books, 1966 (reprint, 1928 ed.)
LOCATION: Morris Library (SB 451 .G62 1966)

TIP: In these general reference resources, you will sometimes find references to items not owned by the University of Delaware Library. You can use DELCAT to locate and verify these items. You can then request the loan of a book or a copy of an article via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Research in landscape architecture: methods and methodology. eBook. Platform: Ebook Central, 2016

Conceptual landscapes: Fundamentals in the beginning design process. eBook. Platform: Ebook Central, 2023

Fieldwork : Landscape Architecture Europe. Basel; Boston: Birkhäuser, 2006
LOCATION: Morris Library (FOLIO SB470.55.E85 F54 2006)

Landscape architecture research: inquiry, strategy, design. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2011
LOCATION: Morris Library (SB469.4 .D46 2011)

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