To access the Gale Virtual Reference Library go to the Library web page, click Databases and Journals and at the next screen scroll down to Digital Reference Collections and click Gale Virtual Reference Library. Your Canvas/MyTMCC login and password will provide remote access to this and all library databases. Once you enter this database a list of titles appear. Click on the title, Art and Humanities Through the Ages.
At the choose a volume pull-down menu select the era most relevant to your historic structure. The options are:
Ancient Egypt, 2675 - 332 BCE
Ancient Greece and Rome, 1200 BCE - 476 CE
Medieval Europe, 814 - 1450
Renaissance Europe, 1300 - 1600
Age of the Baroque and Enlightenment, 1600 - 1800
Each of the options provide access to detailed articles on:
architecture and design, dance, fashion, literature, music, philosophy, religion, theater and visual arts.
When we click on Architecture and Design for Ancient Egypt the following links appear:
Each article has a MLA citation for you to copy and paste.
Another Gale Encyclopedia source to use is the Encyclopedia of Religion. Throughout time the greatest landmarks of a civilization have been the temples, cathedrals, and spiritual structures designed for worship.
Encyclopedia of Religionnded. Detroit, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005. 10735 pp. 15 vols.2
The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture.
Type Architecture in the Search box located underneath Search Within This Publication. You can also search specifically by your structure of religious worship. When I typed Architecture in the search box I received results for:
Basilica, cathedral and church, sacred space, Temple: Buddhist Temple Compounds, Temple: Ancient Near Eastern And Mediterranean, Temple: Daoist, Mosque Architectural Aspects, Mosque History and Traditions, among numerous other articles. Each article has a topic specific MLA citation.
Woodward, Hiram. "Temple: Buddhist Temple Compounds in Southeast Asia." Encyclopedia of Religion, edited by Lindsay
Jones, 2nd ed., vol. 13, Macmillan Reference USA, 2005, pp. 9052-9056. Gale eBooks,
https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/CX3424503071/GVRL?u=tmcc_main&sid=GVRL&xid=75874a4e. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.