Skip to Main Content
UC Logo
Libraries | Ask the Libraries

Architecture & Interior Design Research Guide

Research Methods

1. Define the research problem.

2. Create a list of terms that describe your topic. Continually update, refine, narrow

Example:   topic: sustainable architecture

other terms: green architecture, green design, architecture and energy conservation, architecture - environmental aspects

3. Keep track of sources: databases you've consulted, citations of books and articles

4. Locate resources from a variety of sources

library catalog
indexes and databases: online and print
bibliographies and footnotes in books and articles
identify researchers/experts in the topic area, search those authors' works
reference books
talk to your professors

Design and Behavior Research

Books on Research Methods

University of Cincinnati Libraries

PO Box 210033 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0033

Phone: 513-556-1424

Contact Us | Staff Directory

University of Cincinnati

Alerts | Clery and HEOA Notice | Notice of Non-Discrimination | eAccessibility Concern | Privacy Statement | Copyright Information

© 2021 University of Cincinnati