Starting March 16th the Littman Library will provide services remotely.
You can also click on the AskUs button to connect to reference services by several university librarians via chat or email.
To access all electronic resources restricted to the NJIT community from off-campus you will be asked to authenticate using your UCID. You may also use a VPN to access the library, but it is not necessary. Check the website for detailed information on accessing resources remotely.
Access to journal articles in architecture, art, design, and other subject areas is provided by a variety of databases. For material not owned by the NJIT Library, Interlibrary Loan Services will still be available.
More information about the Van Houten Library and its services can be found on the Van Houten Library website.
Databases: Below are just a few recommended databases related to topics of architecture and design that have content readily available online. A full list of databases can be found on the library website.
Selected databases specialized in art, architecture, and design
General content databases
Databases maintained by the Littman Library
El Croquis have published in their Digital Library three complete volumes of El Croquis, marked with the tag #stayathome. To read the copies, you need to enter the Digital Library catalog from any device and click on "free sample" in the labeled copies. Included:
Images can be found in books, image databases, and on the web.
To learn more about finding and citing images check the guides Finding Images in Architecture, Art & Design and Research in Architecture and Design: Library and Online Resources.
Some of your research will require access to primary source materials, which may include archival resources. Several of these are available online, and include both text and images. To locate such collections, check this page.
Research help can be provided by email, chat, or video conferencing using Google Meet, Zoom, WebEx , or Skype - whichever method works best for you.
Numerous Research Guides are available to help to navigate the library and online resources on a variety of subjects. We currently have over 30 guides related to architecture and design only, including Research in Architecture and Design: Library and Online Resources on Research.
There are also many helpful general guides.
The library has access to a great variety of electronic books that can be downloaded and viewed at any time, from anywhere. To search for e-books from the online catalog, limit results to available online. To download e-books, you will need to log in using your UCID. Detailed information on e-books at NJIT including information on software needed to view downloaded books is available on the library website.
Here are just a few notable collections:
To find information on Open Educational resources freely available online check library guides Open Educational Resources in Architecture, Art and Design and Research in Architecture and Design: Resources on the Web
Below are three video tutorials for online teaching which "cover the essential information that faculty need to know to do the most important things" created and generously shared with us by Professor Taher. They also show examples of Professor Taher's architecture online courses.
2- Video 2 shows how to create and proctor online exams using the Respondus LockDown Browser + webcam and ProctorU.
3- Video 3 has a few more helpful hints and practical information on the following:
If you have questions regarding these tutorials you can contact professor Taher at Taher@njit.edu
If you need instructional support you can contact the NJIT Office of Digital Learning
More information instructional continuity available at https://www.njit.edu/
Pluralsight -a collection of video tutorials for various software
Tutorials on how to use several databases can be also found on the page Databases