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Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

Outstanding and comprehensive index to national and international architectural journals, both professional and popular. Covers architecture, urban planning and design, historic preservation, art, and related topics. Lists reviews for books, exhibitions, audiovisuals, websites, and citations for obituaries. Comprehensive coverage 1930 to the present; selective coverage from 1860 - 1830. Updated weekly.   More Info

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Academic Search Complete

Intended for academic institutions and updated monthly. Offers multidisciplinary coverage of a broad range of scholarly areas, including the arts, humanities, social, and general sciences; literature, language, and linguistics; education and ethnic studies; computer sciences, engineering, physics, biology, chemistry, medical sciences, and more. Provides full text for approximately 4,650 serials, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications. Full-page images and color embedded images included.   More Info

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American Memory

A diversity of primary source materials (plans, drawings, photos, and written documentation) from Library of Congress collections about historic American buildings, structures, and landscapes, including architectural, as well as engineering and landscape structures and sites from almost every type from the 17th to the 20th century. American Memory materials are primarily taken from the special collections of the Library of Congress.   More Info

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Art Abstracts

Covers the literature of visual arts and architecture worldwide, including art and art history, architecture, archaeology, city planning, and more. Contains records from 1984 - present from international art/architecture periodicals, yearbooks, museum exhibition listings, and film reviews, etc. From 1994-present, abstracts included.   More Info

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ARTstor Digital Archive Collection

The ARTstor Digital Archive Collection contains nearly one million images and associated catalog data from notable art and architecture collections worldwide. The collection spans many times and cultures and encompasses architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture.   More Info

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Compendex*Plus (Engineering Index)

Compendex is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database in the world with almost 7.5 million records referencing 5,000 engineering journals and conference materials dating from 1884.   More Info

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Digital Sanborn Maps - New York

Sanborn fire insurance maps of American towns and cities (1867-1970). Valuable to urban specialists, planners, social historians, architects, geographers, etc. See excellent guide How to Locate Specific Digital Sanborn Maps for finding tips.   More Info

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Dissertations & Theses

Listing of dissertations back to 1861 including many full-text dissertations from 1997 to the present.   More Info

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Dissertations & Theses @ SUNY Buffalo

Full-text of UB dissertations and theses published after 1996.   More Info

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Factiva

A powerful database system which provides current and retrospective news stories, periodical articles, and financial data from thousands of sources worldwide, covering virtually every subject category. The Publications Library. provides full-text stories from nearly 8,000 newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and wire service worldwide, plus transcripts of television and radio news programs. It includes full-text of the Wall Street Journal from June 1979 to present.   More Info

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

An excellent starting point for research involving societal issues. Offers full-text entries, many with bibliographies, from Gale encyclopedias and reference works, including subject encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference works in such subject areas as art, history, environment, business, sociology, political science, popular culture, country studies, and more.   More Info

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Grove Art Online

An excellent starting point, covers all aspects of art worldwide, including architecture and planning, painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, and photography. Provides background information on artists, architects, cities, buildings, periods, styles, and more. Contains bibliographies and links to pertinent definitions and images.   More Info

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JSTOR

Outstanding source. Provides full text facsimiles of the complete back files of important scholarly journals, generally from first volume through issues published prior to the most recent three years. Current issues not available. Covers the arts, humanities, and social sciences, including architecture, art, history, archaeology, literature, philosophy, and related disciplines.   More Info

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Knovel E-Books: Science and Engineering

Knovel provides full-text access to an online collection of hundreds of science and engineering reference books, many of the books are enhanced with features such as interactive tables that allow you to manipulate and customize the data as you would in a spreadsheet application. Some of the subjects covered are: biology, environmental engineering, food science, health & hygiene, mechanics and mechanical engineering, and safety.   More Info

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Wiley Online Library

Wiley Online Library provides full-text (page image) access to articles from nearly all journals (over 400 titles) published by John Wiley & Sons, it includes books and journals published in the Architecture & Planning fields. Our license does not include access to a few of the newer Wiley journals.   More Info

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WorldCat

A mega-library catalog that containing more than 100 million records contributed by 20,000 libraries around the world. It contains full bibliographic descriptions and cataloging information for the following types of materials: books, serials, manuscripts, sound recordings, audiovisual materials, maps, music scores, and computer-readable files (Note: the database does not include information on individual articles, stories in journals, magazines, newspapers, or book chapters).   More Info

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