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E-Reference Items for Architecture (12)

Name Description
Archiseek Glossary of Architectural Terms An A-Z collection of commonly used terms in architecture.
Artlex Art Dictionary Provides definitions of 3,000+ fine art terms, often accompanied by illustrations, quotations, and links to other Web resources.
Atlas of Canada - Toporama "Offers topographic maps of Canada at both 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 scales and Landsat 7 orthoimages at 1:50,000. Search by NTS sheet number, co-ordinates, or by using the index map provided."
Dictionary of Islamic Architecture Andrew Petersen's dictionary of Islamic architectural terms, originally published by Routledge in 1996, is available here with links to related buildings and publications on ArchNet.
Glossary of Medieval Art and Architecture A visual and pronunciation guide to the terminology of medieval architecture.
Google Earth Explore the world with this free, downloadable, satellite mapping software. High resolution images capture cities and terrain in three dimensions. Layering of buildings, transportation networks, parks, shopping malls and even gas stations and ATM machines works best in most areas of the U.S. and in major cities around the world. Trip planning and measuring distances are available options.
Greater Toronto Area Digital Mapping Project A history of Toronto in maps from 1680 to the present. Historic maps and aerial photos on a variety of scales are included.
Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts Covers the decorative arts production throughout western and non-western culture. Includes entries on artists and craftsmen, the qualities and historic uses of materials, and definitions on art forms and style. [RR]
Oxford Art Online Offers access to Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists and other art databases. Contains 45,000 articles on every aspect of the visual arts - painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography - from prehistory to the present day. (Only 5 users at a time.) [RR]
Oxford Reference Online An authoritative research resource bringing together over 100 of Oxford's renowned dictionary and reference titles across more than 20 subject areas into a single cross-searchable database. [RR]
Region of Waterloo Locator Allows you to zoom in from regional level to an individual lot with a few clicks.
University of Waterloo Campus Data Provides links to UW campus data in a variety of data formats.

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