A subject search will generally give you more relevant results than simple keyword searching. You can perform a subject search by going to WorldCat and typing in su: followed by your subject term. Alternatively select the Advanced Search feature in WorldCat, go to the Search Index box and select Identifier; Subject from the drop down menu. Suggested subjects include:
su: architectural theory
su: architectural design
su: architectural firms
su: architects biography
su: architecture middle east
su: architecture united arab emirates
Items in the Library Collection are shelved according to subject using the Library of Congress Classification. You can browse for books, journals and media items by using call number ranges. For more details about this classification refer to https://library.aus.edu/using-call-numbers-find-your-books or the Library of Congress Classification Outline.
Be creative. Try related and alternative subject headings and keywords to locate additional sources.
Make use of reference tools, including bibliographies and footnotes, that can lead you to other sources.
In some cases, there may be a book devoted to the study of a specific building. Check WorldCat by keyword. Remember, however, that only a small percentage of buildings have been studied or written about in such detail. By searching only for books on the specific building, you may be eliminating important studies on the architect.