This guide highlights essential library resources for studying architecture.

APA Resources.

In-text citation

When you use another person’s ideas or words in your text include the author’s name and publication date.


Although Wagner was celebrated for his Florentine and Renaissance architectural
work, his style changed dramatically at the same time that he was appointed as
professor of Architecture at the Academy of Vienna (Giedion, 1949).

If you use the author’s name as part of a sentence, include the date of publication in brackets.


 Gatley (2011) notes that the Modernist aesthetic of the Berhampore State Flats
showed New Zealand architecture was coming under the influence of the
International Style. 



Works cited list.


Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Subtitle. Location: Publisher

Giedion, S. (1949). Space, Time and Architecture: the growth of a new tradition.  London, UK: Oxford University Press. 

Journal article

Author. (Year of publication). Title of article. Name of Publication, volume(issue), page numbers.

Luckyj, Natalie.(1985). Parks Canada’s Architectural Styles Series. Urban History Review, XIV(1), 61-63.


Author. (Publication date or last update if known). Title of web page. Retrieved from URL

New Zealand Government (n.d.). Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga. Retrieved from ​

Online database.

Author(s), (Publication date), Article title. Journal name, (Volume number)Issue number, Page number range of the article (if available), DOI or URL of journal. 

Chan, S. (2015, June). Green building design related to Feng Shui issues in Taiwan. Journal of Engineering and Architecture, 3(1), 19-27. doi: 10.15640/jea.v3n1a3

Curtis, W.J.R. (2014, July). Burning questions. The Architectural Review, CCXXXVI(1409). 14-17. Retrieved from