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Architecture Images

Architecture Images

  • ARTstor  Icon  Icon
    A repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images, related data, and image tools. Of special interest is the new Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South.
  • Images, Video and More in Research Guide
    Provides information on how to locate and cite images correctly.
  • Films on Demand  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Within "Collections" you can browse Art & Architecture Videos

Journal Locator

Journal Locator

Find specific journals,magazines, and newspapers.

Watch the video below to learn how to find an article if you have the citation.

Beyond the DNL

Can't find what you want?

Try Interlibrary Loan!

  • Use materials from other libraries' collections free of charge.
  • Articles arrive via e-mail within 3-5 business days.
  • Books arrive within 2 weeks and are held in your name.
  • You will be notified by e-mail when your items arrive.

Request materials online via:

Selected Databases

Selected Databases

These databases are the best place to find articles on your topic:

  • Art Suite
    Contains full-text journal articles and books with a range of subjects from fine and decorative arts to commercial art. Includes an extensive image gallery, the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, and the Art Index Retrospective.
    An archive of digitized scholarly journals and books, covering many subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    Available through the Web of Knowledge database, this resource provides citations to thousands of scholarly journals, books, and conference proceedings. Use for cited reference searching to find articles cited in previously published works.
  • Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)
    From the Getty Research Institute, a selection of European and American visual arts materials published between 1975 and 2007. Also includes Répertoire International de la Littérature de l'art (RILA).
  • Cambridge Histories Online
    Allows instant access to the texts of the Cambridge Histories series. Subjects include American and British history, economics, science, linguistics and literary studies, music, philosophy, political and religious studies, and performing arts.
  • Oxford Art Online
    Integrates a number of encyclopedias and reference works including Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Contains images, biographies, and art subject guides.

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

  • When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
  • The asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example: basket* will search for baskets and basketry. Using quotes will search for a phrase.
  • Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses, like this:
architect* AND (Renaissance OR Baroque)
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Watch this tutorial below to learn how to find full-text articles.

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Databases are basically just search engines for articles on specific subjects.


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