Course Readings

Recommended texts

Badke, William. Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog. New York: Iuniverse, 2014. (Reserve Z710 .B23 2014)

Crowe, Norman, and Paul Laseau. Visual Notes for Architects and Designers. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2012. Print. (Reserve NA2750 .C76 2012)


Annotated Bibliography, City Tech Library

Architectural Technology Subject Guide, City Tech Library

Baker, Nicholson. “The Charms of Wikipedia.” The New York Review of Books. 20 Mar 2008. 55(4).

Bustillos, Maria. “Wikipedia and the Death of the Expert.” The Awl. 17 May 2011.

Dalzell, Rebecca. “The Whiskey Wars that Left Brooklyn in Ruins.” 18 Nov 2014.

Digital Archives Materials, Purdue OWL

Evaluating Internet Sources, University of Illinois Libraries

Evaluating Sources, City Tech Library

Historic Maps as Historian’s Evidence, Newberry Library

How Search Works, Google

How to Use Prezi, Oregon State University

Introduction to Archives, Purdue OWL

Is It Plagiarism Yet? Purdue OWL

Li, Shirley. WikiGalaxy: A visualization of Wikipedia Rabbit Holes

Loingsigh, Eamon. “The Power of Family Lore: Uncovering Brooklyn’s ‘Auld Irishtown’.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 8 Apr 2013.

Making Sense of Maps, George Mason University and the American Social History Project

McCandless, David. “The Beauty of Data Visualization.” [Video]. Ted Talks. July 2010.

Primary, secondary, and tertiary sources, Virginia Tech University Libraries

Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing, Purdue OWL

Rothman, Joshua. “Why is Academic Writing So Academic.” New Yorker. 20 Feb. 2014.

Sanderson, Eric. Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City. Abrams. 2009.

Spacial Data on the Internet

Students Can’t Access Essential Research

Vida Maliene, Vytautas Grigonis, Vytautas Palevičius, and Sam Griffiths. “Geographic Information System: Old Principles with New Capabilities.” URBAN DESIGN International 16.1 (2011): 1. (handout)

What are archives and how do they differ from libraries? Society of American Archivists

What are primary sources? Yale University Libraries

Why and How to Avoid Plagiarism, City Tech Library

Wikipedia Sites:,_Brooklyn,_Brooklyn