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Planning, Design & the Built Environment: Books & Media

Resources for the interdisciplinary PDBE doctoral program

Search the Clemson Libraries Holdings


  • combine keywords using AND or OR for more precise results
  • use "quotation marks" to search for phrases
  • title and journal title searches (using dropdown options on the left) are phrase searches by default
  • to search by author, use last name, then first name: kingsolver, barbara
  • searches are not case sensitive
  • use Advanced search to combine search categories

Find eBooks at Clemson: includes reference works. Collections are listed by vendor or by subject area. The number of available eBooks increases daily!

Find Dissertations/Theses/Terminal Projects

Search Dissertations and Theses - Full Text to identify dissertations (1861-present) and theses (1957-present) in all subject areas from over 1,000 universities (including Clemson University), many of which are available in full text online.

To access full-text dissertations and theses specific to Clemson University, use the Clemson University Electronic Theses and Dissertations database (2006-present) and our TigerPrints institutional repository (1996-present).

You can also search the library catalog by author or title to find out whether a specific dissertation, thesis, or final project (also known as "terminal project") is available in the Libraries. Use Interlibrary Loan to request items not in CU Libraries collections.

Get books from beyond Clemson

If Clemson doesn't own the book, journal, or other material you need, use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request it from other research libraries. It's free! but you must create a personal account in order to use it, and plan ahead: ILL can be fast or slow, depending on the type of material and which library responds.

WorldCat is the combined catalog of thousands of participating academic & museum libraries in 112+ countries and contains 1.5 billion+ item records.

  • Clemson holdings will be indicated and linked
  • Request materials through Interlibrary Loan

PASCALCat: Catalog of the shared resources of South Carolina academic libraries

  • Use basic search first, then select “Modify search” for advanced features
  • Use an item record's PASCAL icon to request resources online
  • Receive materials via PASCAL Delivers

Google Book Search

When all else fails and/or you're feeling lucky:

Request Books

Interlibrary Loan
It's free! But can take time - plan ahead!

'Hold' or recall a book
Click on the Hold/Recall button at the top, left of an individual record to recall a checked out item or place it on hold (to be next in line to check it out). You'll receive an email when the item becomes available.

To add a title to the Gunnin Collection:
Contact collection development librarian Kathy Edwards
112 Lee Hall
Phone: 864.656.4289
Email: kathye [at]