Research Guides, Tutorials & Workshops

Research Guides & Resources

The Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design Research Guide, created by your librarian, explains how to find books, articles, images, standards, and current building codes and by-laws. It also includes lists of our print periodicals and new books available at the Eberhard Zeidler Library.

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)

Tutorials & Workshops

This page features video tutorials, and information on workshops.

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.