Research Guides, Tutorials + Workshops

Research Guides & Resources

The Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design Research Guide explains how to find books, articles, images, standards, and current building codes and by-laws.

The Artificial Intelligence for Image Research Guide provides a framework and resources for investigating the use of generative AI image tools.

The Contemporary Visual Arts Research Guide highlights resources related to contemporary visual arts with a Canadian focus.

The Citing Sources & Avoiding Plagiarism Research Guide includes links to many helpful online tutorials, style guides, and related documents to help you understand citation practice, build correct citations, and work more effectively with sources. 

Find the best research resources for your topic:

Other Library Catalogues (provides access to other Toronto, Canadian, and US libraries as well as other catalogues on the web)

Modules, Tutorials & Workshops

Quercus Modules

The Eberhard Zeidler Library Modules are intended to offer library-related instruction to students in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. They can be used on a point-of-need basis and do not need to be viewed sequentially. However, when appropriate modules have prerequisites and suggestions for further learning. 

Video Tutorials

Below are video tutorials on how to use the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals. The videos below include:

  • Finding Databases
  • Journal Articles
  • Architectural Images

Finding Databases Tutorial

In this tutorial, learn how to find databases relevant to architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design.

    Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals: Basic Search

    In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to locate the Avery Index, perform a journal article search, save your search results, read a database article record, and locate an article.

    Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals: Image Search

    This third tutorial is designed to help you find images, and information such as photographs, site plans, and drawings.

    Find articles using the Avery Index (PDF)
    The Avery Index is a major index for articles on architecture, landscape architecture, urban design



    In addition to workshops offered at the Daniels Faculty, the Central Libraries offers workshops throughout the year to help you with your research. For a list and description of workshops, and to register, go to: and scroll down to Workshops.

    The Map & Data Library offers workshops and training on mapmaking in ArcGIS and QGIS, spatial analysis, use of statistical software packages, data visualization, qualitative data analysis, programming, text and data mining, and creating and finding data. Check on the schedule here.