Architecture, Design and Planning

Welcome to the Architecture, Design and Planning

This guide has been designed to provide an overview of resources available for the study and research into architecture, design and planning.

Find Books

Search Web OPAC to find books available at Library. Though most our collection is in print format, an increasing number of titles are available in electronic format.

E-Books Subject Call Numbers

Many e-books in the Library's collection is listed in Web OPAC, but some titles can only be found by using the e-Books collection websites.

  • Amsterdam University Press e-Books (AUP eBooks)
  • Anmol Publications
  • Columbia University Press
  • Emerald e-Books
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Netlibrary e-Books
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Science Direct e-Books
  • Springer e-Books
  • Wiley e-Books
  • World e-Book Library
  • Woodhead Publishing Online
  • More...

If you are accessing this web site from off-campus, you will need to login to Ez Proxy.

The call number listed below is based on general Library of Congress subject classifications. These numbers are provided primarily as a browsing tool. This lists is presented as a quick guide to selected subject and call number ranges, and not a comprehensive research tool.

Subject Call No.

  • NA1-9428     Architecture
  • NA1-60        General
  • NA100-130   Architecture and the state
  • NA1995       Architecture as a profession
  • NA2000-2320  Study and teaching. Research
  • NA2500-2599  General works
  • NA 2599.5-2599.9   Architectural criticism
  • NA2695-2793     Architectural drawing and design
  • NA2835-4050     Details and decoration
  • NA4100-8480     Special classes of buildings
  • NA4170-(7020)   Public buildings
  • NA7100-7884     Domestic architecture. Houses. Dwellings
  • NA7910-8125     Clubhouses, guild houses, etc.
  • NA8200-8260     Farm architecture
  • NA8300-8480     Outbuildings, gates, fences, etc.
  • NA9000-9428     Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
  • NK1-(9990)    Decorative arts
  • NK1-570        General
  • NK600-806    History
  • NK1135-1149.5    Arts and crafts movement
  • NK1160-1590      Decoration and ornament. Design
  • NK1160-1174     General
  • NK 1175-(1498)    History
  • NK1505-1535     General works
  • NK1548-1590     Special subjects for design
  • NK1648-1678     Religious art
  • NK1700-2195     Interior decoration. House decoration
  • NK1700-2138     General. History, etc.
Getting Books From Elsewhere

If a book or article is not available in Web OPAC or library, use our Document Delivery Service, to obtain a copy of an article or to borrow a book from another library.

Find Articles

This page indentifies the journal indexes most relevant to Agriculture, and provides links to the Library's e-journals page, and how to obtain journal articles.

Related Databases Printed Journals

Use online databases to find journal articles about a subject. Below is a list of databases which are most often used in Agriculture:

  • Cambridge University Press
  • EBSCOhost on the World Wide Web
  • Emerald Management Xtra Plus
  • IGI Global's InfoSci-Journals
  • Oxford Journals Online
  • Proquest
  • SAGE Journals Online
  • Science Direct
  • Scopus
  • SpringerLink
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Wiley Blackwell
  • More...

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Journals are important sources of information for subject research. Below is list of journals often used in agriculture.

  • Alam cipta (NA2540 A3182)
  • Architecture Malaysia (NA1 A673)
  • Berita perancang (NA9000 B4)
  • Better homes and gardens (NA7100 B45)
  • Built environment journal (NA1525 B932)
  • Design (NK1160 D4)
  • Environment and planning (NA2005 E58)
  • Green places (NA9053 S6 G795)
  • Inti (NK50 I61)
  • Journal of the Urban Planning and Development Division (NA9000 J67)
  • Jurnal JPBD (NA9000 J55)
  • Malaysian townplan (NA9000 M239)
  • Man environment systems (NA2543 S6M35)
  • Majallah arkitek (NA1 M34)
  • Planning Malaysia (NA9000 P699)

Other journals subscribed by library can be search via WebOPAC to identify location and holdings.

E-Journals Getting articles from elsewhere

Find e-journals available to the library by title or subject.

If the journal you need is not available in UPM Library, you can obtain a copy of the article from another library through our Document Delivery Service.

Reference Work

The Reference Collection on the First Floor contains a number of different works from quick references, dictionaries, encyclopedia, atlas, thesaurus and etc.There are also ranges of electronic reference resources which is available on the Internet

Handbooks Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

  • Architect's pocket book (NA2540 B134)
  • Planning: architects' technical reference data (NA2540.P55 1977)
  • A dictionary of architecture (NA31 C975)
  • A dictionary of architecture and landscape architecture (NA31 C975 2006)
  • A visual dictionary of architecture (NA31 V834 2012)
  • Architect's illustrated pocket dictionary (NA31 D256)
  • Dictionary of architecture and construction (NA31 D554 2000)
  • Dictionary of building preservation (NA31 D554)
  • Dictionary of architecture and building construction (NA31 D256)
  • Dictionary of architectural and building technology (NA31 C874 2004)
  • Multilingual dictionary of architecture and building terms (NA31 M961)
  • The metapolis of dictionary of advanced architecture (NA31 M587)
  • Dictionary of ecodesign (NK1520 Y38)
  • Encyclopedia of 20th century architecture (NA680 E56)
  • Encyclopedia of detail in contemporary residential architecture (NA7126 M165)
  • The Grove encyclopedia of Islamic art and architecture (N6260 G883)
  • The illustrated encyclopedia of Islamic art and architecture (N6260 I29)
Internet Sources Standards and Patent Sources

Derwent Innovations Index

ASTM Standards
British Standards (British Standards Institution)

MS Online (Malaysian Standards)
NISO - National Information Standards Organization
Standard ASTM Standards

NISO - National Information Standards Organization
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
UK Patent Office
U.S. Patents
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization
Architecture Framework | Standards | EPCglobal | Products
Wiley: Architectural Graphic Standards 11th Edition Online ...
Australian Standards - Australian Institute of Architects
Graphic Standards
Architectural Graphic Standards. -

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Academic Integrity @ UPM
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  • Acknowledge the source of direct quotations
  • Avoid Plagiarism & Respect the Intellectual property and Copyright issues
  • Your ideas will be supported with fact
  • To acknowledge the source of paraphrased information that the reader may question or may want to pursue further

The Graduate School Office at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) promotes and educates the UPM community on the importance of academic integrity.

APA Sytle Guide Refworks
  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.) BF76.7 P976 2001

  • APA Style

From the American Psychological Association

From the Purdue Online Writing Lab

From University of Malaya Library (UML)

From Trexler Library, Muhlenberg College

Refworks allows users to create their own personal bibliography.

Refworks offers:

  • Specialized database management service designed for bibliographic references – web based citation manager
  • Importing of references from various sources
  • Storage and searching of personalized data
  • Formatting of bibliographies AND manuscripts in different styles


Get To Know Your Liaison

Liaison Librarian


Get to know your liaison librarian and encourage the students to do likewise. Make an appointment to discuss your class research assignments or ask for library handouts to pass out in class.

Akiza Roswati Abdullah (Liaison Librarian)
Telephone: 03-89471577
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