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Landscape Architecture: Finding Resources

Finding Books

The majority of the collection for this subject, which include books, videos, and other formats, is housed at William T. Young Library. To search for items, use InfoKat Discovery. To search for known items, type in the known title or author information, then select the appropriate type of search from the drop-down list to the bottom-right of the search bar. To browse for items by subject, choose the Subject selection and use general keywords regarding the subject you are researching.

Items in Young Library are housed in Library of Congress call number order. See maps for locating materials in Young Library.

Finding Journals

There are two ways to access journals at the University of Kentucky; some journals are in print, while others are electronic.  To find print journals, search InfoKat Discovery by title, much like you would for a book.  For electronic journals, use the E-Journals A-Z.  Once at the E-Journals A-Z, search by the journal title.

Some frequently cited journals are: Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Dairy Science, Animal Genetics, and Animal Feed Science and Technology.  These journals are all available electronically through the E-Journals Database link above.  To find the location of any print issues the University of Kentucky may own, search by journal title in InfoKat Discovery.

Finding Theses & Dissertations

Theses and dissertations contain a wide array of research and can be valuable resources.  To find theses and dissertations from the University of Kentucky, you can search in InfoKat Discovery or in the Electronic Theses & Dissertations database.

For theses and dissertations from other institutions, Dissertations and Theses Global from ProQuest includes references to U.S., Canadian, British, and other European dissertations and theses, with detailed abstracts.  Many are full-text, especially the most current.

Finding Resources UK Doesn't Own

Just because the University of Kentucky Libraries doesn't own a book or journal doesn't mean it can't be accessed.  Use the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service to obtain books or copies of articles needed for research.

For books, you can search in OCLC WorldCat by title, subject, or author.  Once the item is found, select Send Request to UK's ILLiad.  This will prompt you to begin the Interlibrary Loan process.

For articles, when you find the article in a database, click the View Now @ UK button (pictured below).

If we do not own the item (electronically or in print), the third option down will be Interlibrary Loan.  UK ILLiad Interlibrary Loan is for all colleges except those in the Medical Center, which are covered by UK Medical Center ILLiad Interlibrary Loan. 

For more help with ILL, visit the Agricultural Information Center, or view the library's webpage on Interlibrary Loan.