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Historic Preservation: Find Books

This guide will assist you in finding materials in the field of historic preservation.

Find a Book in the UK Library System

InfoKat is the online catalog for the entire University of Kentucky Library system.  The best way to search it is to click on "Basic Search" and make sure the right-hand box is set on Keyword.  To find a book on the Salk Institute by architect Louis Kahn, you would enter the search as follows:

Kahn +Louis +salk

Note the format requires a space after the word, then a +, then the next word.  There is no space between the + and the next word. The catalog entry tells you the number of copies, the call number, the location of the item and the status (checked out, lost, on reserve, etc.)  Make sure you copy down the complete call number.

WorldCat Local

WorldCat Local shows the holdings in the University of Kentucky Libraries as well as in libraries throughout the  U.S. and selected libraries in Canada and Europe. Items owned by UK Libraries are indicated with a link to the InfoKat catalog.

Books we do not own may be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan. Requests can be made through WorldCat using the ILLiad icon link.

You can also request that UK Libraries purchase a book we do not already own.

Primary Sources in the Special Collections Research Center

The University of Kentucky has a number of unique resources, many housed in the Special Collections Research Center, located in the King South Building.  Please consult the Architecture and Design: Primary Sources in Special Collections Research Guide.

Design Library: Architecture, Interior Design, Historic Preservation

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Lalana Powell (859)257-4305

Architecture, Historic Preservation & Interior Design

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