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This guide is specially curated by by your Architecture & Environmental Design Librarian to provide basic architecture research guidance PLUS key resources closely related to built environment research.

DETAIL Inspiration

We subscribe to the complete archive of DETAIL Magazine articles through DETAIL Inspiration.  

Finding Plans & Ordering Scans


Step 1: Finding Plans

Search the Architecture Databases.  (See the video above and "Articles" tab for more video tips--then scroll to "Architecture Articles.")

Step 2: Linking to the Content

If no PDF option appears, we have likely not pre-paid for the content.  In that case, look for the   button or the phrase Get it @ Cal Poly and use either to link back to OneSearch.

Step 3: Ordering Scans

When you are signed into OneSearch your interlibrary loan request options will appear, offering the option to request a scan to be sent to your email in about 24 hours.  If no request option appears you may always fill out a manual request for article scans here: Interlibrary Loan.