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Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (ProQuest)
Comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture, covering the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration.
Art, Design, and Architecture Collection (ProQuest)
Scholarly and trade articles, books, and conference proceedings in the fields of visual and applied arts, as well as architecture.
Archive of scholarly articles in the humanities, social sciences, and other disciplines. Useful for research in art and architectural history.
Try GreenFile for information on sustainable architecture, green buildings, climate change, and materials reuse and recycling.
Academic Search Complete (Ebscohost)
A multidisciplinary database useful for researching a broad range of topics. Includes newspaper, magazine, and academic peer-reviewed articles.
Provides a broad range of resources on green design, including Environmental Building News from 1992 to present, the GreenSpec product directory, LEED ratings, and several hundred case studies from the High Performance Buildings database.
American Periodicals Series, 1741-1940 (ProQuest)
Digitized images of the pages of 1000 American magazines and journals published between 1741 and 1900. A source for information on historic structures.
Humanities International Complete (EBSCOhost)
Journal articles, books, and other published humanities sources from around the world.
PAIS International plus Archive (Proquest)
Broad coverage of the social sciences, from 1915 to present. International in scope. Abstracts of books, journal articles, conference proceedings, and many government publications.
Not Sure if it's Peer-Reviewed?
Use Ulrich's Web to check if an article you have found through a database is from a peer-reviewed journal. First, type in the name of the journal into the main search bar. Then, look for the referee icon to the left of the journal title. This will indicate that the journal is refereed, or peer-reviewed. Please note that editorials and book reviews are not considered peer-reviewed articles even though they are published in a peer-reviewed journal (they do not undergo the same publishing process).
Accessing Full-text Articles in Avery Index
To access the full-text of an article in Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, locate an article record in your search results and click on the record for it to access the Details page. Click on the "Check for full text" button in the top right corner. This will run a check for that article in the library's holdings and subscriptions. You may receive a Scholar OneSearch record with a View Online link to the article or a record that indicates the library has a print copy of the periodical in which this article was published (you will need to use the citation information, such as the year of publication, volume and issue number, and page number to find the article in this print periodical). In other cases, you may find that we do not have direct access to the article and will need to request it from another library via interlibrary loan.
*Please note that the library's print journals and magazines are currently unavailable while the Snell Library building is closed in response to COVID-19. Specific articles can be requested through Interlibrary loan (which is operating for electronic materials only).
For articles published in the Architectural Record, check the USModernist® Library, which is the world's largest open digital collection of major US 20th-century architecture magazines.
Need an article? You can request articles that aren't available at NU.
Use ILLIAD to request articles, books, and more. Free, first-time user registration required.
Interested in improving your searching or search results? Need to find peer-reviewed articles?
Consult the Research Tutorials guide for videos, handouts, and more.