Welcome to the SARC Seminar dashboard. The dashboard provides quick links to familiarize you with the UVA Library and the resources you need to succeed in your course. Whether you are online or on-Grounds, UVA Library services and support are available to all students.
Your Librarian is Rebecca Coleman
Each school/department at UVA is assigned a research librarian. Connect with Rebecca for help with your assignments. This service is available to all students, and meeting with a librarian early in your research process can help you save time and get a better grade.
Rebecca can help with: refining your topic, gathering research, finding images and site documentation, locating maps and data, organizing your research, citations, and more! She can meet with you in-person or online via Zoom.
Academic databases contain peer-reviewed articles, images, reports, news, and more. These are the most used databases for architecture research.
Virgo is the Library catalog, where you can find books, articles, and more.
Different disciplines use different styles of citation. Please check to determine which style is right for your course and assignment. Remember that citations are important for crediting ideas, designs, data sources, image creators, and more.
The UVA Library offers many short tutorials and guides to help you get started with using the library and conducting research. A few are listed below. Find more at the How do I . . . ? tutorials page.
These tips can help you locate better information on the web, faster. But remember- a lot of information is not freely available on the web, no matter how well you search!