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Resources for students in the Master of Urban Design program at the CAP Indianapolis Center.
Last Updated: Dec 6, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Top Research Resources for Master of Urban Design Students

  • Urban Planning Subject Guide
    The Architecture Library's guide to Urban Planning research resources.
  • CardCat
    Choose "Architecture Library" from the Library drop-down menu to search for materials in the Architecture Library.
  • WorldCat
    Search 1000s of library catalogs at once, including the Ball State University Libraries and more libraries in Indiana.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    Request University Libraries books or articles delivered to your home address. Note: books borrowed from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan will not be delivered. These must be picked up at the Bracken Library Circulation Desk.
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    A good resources for urban design and urban planning. Use the MultiLink BSU buttons to locate full text articles or fill out an interlibrary loan request form.
  • Business Source Premier
    Indexes several planning titles and offers full text for select titles. Includes scholarly and popular journals, magazines, and newspapers.
  • Ask the Architecture Librarian
    Can't find the information you are looking for or not sure where to start? Ask the Architecture Librarian for help.

Library Resources for Off Site Users

Many research resources are available to Ball State students off campus:

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Research Help from the University Libraries

For help with finding or using research resources, using Interlibrary Loan, or visiting other Academic Libraries of Indiana.


Have Books & Articles Delivered to You

University Libraries Interlibrary Loan will deliver books from the Architecture Library or Bracken Library and copies of articles from print journals to your home address. The library will ship the books to you for free, but you are responsible for the expense of shipping the books back to the library or dropping them off on campus.

To have items delivered to you:

  1. Login to the Interlibrary Loan system.

  2. If signing up for the first time, be sure to select "Distance Ed Grad" in the Status menu.

    If you're already signed up, you can check your status after logging in by going to Change User Information under Tools on the left side of the screen.

  3. Fill out a New Request for a book or article (see menu on left side of screen).

  4. If you would like the book shipped to the CAP Indy Center instead of your home address, specifiy this in the Note box.

If you need to recall a book and then have it sent to you via Interlibrary Loan:

  1. Recall the book by logging into CardCat and clicking the Recall/HoldRequest link in the Item Details for the book.

  2. Fill out an interlibrary loan request for the book. In the Notes field indicate that you have recalled the book.

Use On Shelf Holds to Pick Up Books at the Library

If you are planning a visit to campus you may want to put a hold on books that are on the shelf so that you can pick them up in the library. To place a hold on a book on the shelf:

  1. Login to CardCat.

  2. In the Item Details for a book click on the Hold/Recall Request link.

  3. The book will be held for you at the Circulation Desk for 7 days.


Use Other Academic Libraries of Indiana

Ball State students may also use other Indiana libraries in ALI, the Academic Libraries of Indiana, such as the IUPUI Library, to check out materials. To use an ALI library:

  1. Obtain an ALI Borrower's Card from Bracken Library.

  2. Take your ALI Borrower's Card, your Ball State ID, and a photo ID with current address when you visit participating ALI Libraries.

More information on ALI from the University Libraries.

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