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DES 4930 - Design and the Human Condition

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NOBLE Catalog

NOBLE Catalog

Use the NOBLE Catalog to find books, e-books, dvds, and streaming videos from McQuade, as well as the 26 other libraries in our consortium (NOBLE). If another library has something you want, you can easily place a hold for delivery to McQuade for pickup. To place a hold, you will need to set up your Library Catalog password.

If a book is available in NOBLE, request it through interlibrary loan (ILL) at no charge and pick it up at the first floor Library Services Desk  when it arrives. 

Browse the Stacks

The library uses the Library of Congress Classification system. Because books are organized by subject, you can browse the stacks and find books on the same topic shelved together.

At McQuade, call numbers A-H are located on the 2nd floor. Call numbers J-Z  are located on the lower level. 
Ms and Ns and Oversize books are in the Lower Level Compact Shelving.
Subject Call Number
History of the Americas  E - F
 United States Local History  F1 - F975
 Boston - History  F73, F75
Transportation and Communication  HE
 Urban Transportation  HE305 - HE311
Traffic Engineering  HE331 - HE380
Social History and Conditions, Social Problems; Social Reform    HN
 Social History and Conditions by Region or Country  HN50 - HN995
 Social History and Conditions - Boston  HN80 .B
Communities, Classes. Race.  HT
 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology  HT101 - HT395
Architecture   NA
 Architecture -- History  NA190 - NA1555.5 
 Architecture -- Special classes of buildings -- Classed by form N A4150 - NA4160
 Architecture -- Aesthetics of cities, City planning & beautifying  NA9000 - NA9428

Sampling of Related Books

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The Boston renaissance : race, space, and economic change in an American metropolis.

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Heroic : concrete architecture and the new Boston / editors, Mark Pasnik, Michael Kubo, Chris Grimley.

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The North End : a brief history of Boston's oldest neighborhood / Alex R. Goldfeld.

Also available via Overdrive/Libby

Walkable city : how downtown can save America, one step at a time / Jeff Speck

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The new Bostonians : how immigrants have transformed the metro area since the 1960s / Marilynn S. Johnson.

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Urban archaeology Boston : discovering the history hidden in plain sight / Dan Tobyne.

Major Readings