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Search Tips for Finding Architecture Books
- If you know what you want, go directly to the UW Libraries Catalog.
- If you are new to a subject, use WorldCat first to see all that is available.
- Tend to use the minimum number of words in your search. e.g., rather than "Le Corbusier Unite d'Habitation" use "Corbusier Unite"
- Use the search interface's "advanced search" feature. The advanced search will provide you with many features to limit your search to precise parameters.
- If you find a useful book, look at the record's subject headings listed for similar items.
- If using World Cat, think about limiting the search to books or articles to strain out unwanted media.
- Use World Cat's "cite/export" feature at the top of the record to automatically generate a citation.
- For general searches, use place and proper names along with the word "architecture" or the building type for which you are looking. e.g., "houses North Carolina," "churches Kahn," "Hittite architecture."
- Ask Alan Michelson for help getting started.
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Featured Books at the Built Environments (BE) Library
The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal by
Call Number: Foster Business Library - HD1387 .D435 2002
Publication Date: 2002-07-01
New and revised glossaries to help real property valuers understand the language of related professionals in architecture and construction; mathematics and statistics; environmental contamination; agriculture, forestry, soils, and wetlands; and green building.
The Appraisal of Real Estate by
Call Number: BE Library - HD1387 .A663 2001
Publication Date: 2001-04-01
The Appraisal of Real Estate is a primary resource and reference that demonstrates how to overcome obstacles and perform appraisal assignments with consistency, competence, and integrity.
Washington Real Property Deskbook Series
Call Number: Reference Area (KFW112 .W372 2009)
Publication Date: 2009 to present
7 volumes, updated irregularly.
Covers real estate essentials (Volumes 1 and 2, 4th ed.); real property interests and duties of third parties (Volume 3, 4th ed.); causes of action, regulation, and taxation (Volume 4, 4th ed.); land use planning (Volume 5, 4th ed.); land use development (Volume 6, 4th ed.); and environmental regulation (Volume 7, 4th ed.).
The American Heritage Dictionary of Business Terms by
Call Number: Odegaard Library - Reference - HF1001 .S348 2009
Publication Date: 2009-03-25
Fromarbitrage to leverage tozero-coupon bond, financial expert David L. Scott defines more than 6,000 terms from all aspects of business in clear, understandable language. Unlike most business dictionaries, which address a specific discipline,The American Heritage Dictionary of Business Termscovers the entire spectrum of business terminology. In clear language it defines over 6,000 terms drawn from the areas of investing, finance, marketing, law, real estate, management, economics, accounting, insurance, and international business. Entries range from investment fundamentals (price-earnings ratio, split, yield) to the lexicon of real estate (amortization, buy down, wraparound mortgage) to the terminology of contemporary finance (CDO, short sale, tranche). More than 100 key terms, such asantitrust, bailout, andsubprime loan, are enhanced by real-world case studies that bring the concept to life. In addition, scores of tips from expert professionals offer advice on topics ranging from renegotiating a mortgage to reducing the estate tax. This dictionary is an indispensable reference for business professionals and investors at all levels of expertise.The growing need for individuals to plan their own retirement strategies, especially in a global economy, makes it an ideal resource for those interested in how current business news affects their investments. Business students also will find it an informative supplement to their curriculum.