When doing open-ended, exploratory searches for examples of adaptive reuse, remember projects may not be described by the term adaptive reuse. Improve search results by incorporating the phrases recommended in the Searching tips on this page.
Although the links in this guide point to examples in the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, the concepts can be applied to most online and print sources.
Start with simple searches and build, narrow or refine your search depending on the results.
The phrase "adaptive reuse" can be searched as a subject.
Be aware the phrase "adaptive reuse" is not always used in the body or summary of an article.
To find sources by typology, use the phrase,
"_____ into ____" to find adaptive reuse by building type.
"prisons into ___"
"asylums into ___"
"hospitals into ___"
"mills into ___"
"____ into libraries"
"____ into churches"
Add the phrase "case study" to your search to focus a large list of results while finding these specific documents.