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ARCH 9200/9300/9500 Thesis Program

Schumann Library: Course Guide

Welcome to the Douglas D. Schumann Library

This course guide is designed to help you find credible resources for your assignments and thesis research during the lifecycle of the M. Arch program. Studio work will play a large role in the graduate program as you prepare to become an architect. Equally important will be time spent researching and writing your thesis. 

Architectural Research Tip Sheet

  • Looking for 
    • the most appropriate resources for design research at Wentworth?
    • reminders about how to evaluate academic and web sources? 
    • a way to assess whether your are a novice or an expert researcher?
  • Then this tip sheet is for you!

12 Reasons to Come to the Library

  • Meet with a librarian for guidance on your research strategy
  • Select and borrow books on architecture, design, and the allied arts
  • Look at the WIT theses collection
  • Use books that your professor may have placed on course reserve
  • Get citation tips to ensure you are citing books, articles, and multimedia properly
  • Browse the current print architecture journals and access back issues in the stacks
  • Pick up your interlibrary loan books at the Circulation Desk
  • See exhibits showcasing faculty and student work
  • Reserve a group study room in advance and collaborate with your peers
  • Recharge and think without distraction in the Reading Room on the Mezzanine
  • Visit the Technology Sandbox for peer-to-peer support with 3D printing and more
  • Print, copy, and scan on state-of-the-art equipment including plotters