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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 & Media in Academic Research Guide
    Provides information on how to locate and cite images correctly.

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:

  • Oxford Art Online
    Oxford Art Online contains images and articles from Grove Art Online , the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Dictionary of Art Terms, and Oxford’s Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Included in this databases are Grove/MoMA learning resources, a world art timeline, thematic guides, and links to the ARTstor database.
    Updated: Continually.
    JSTOR archives images and full text of scholarly journals. Subscription includes: Life Sciences Collection (which includes Biological Science, Ecology & Botany and Health & General Sciences), Arts and Sciences Collections I through XII (which includes many disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences including: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architectural History, Area Studies, Art & Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Classical Studies, Economics & Finance, Education, Feminist & Women’s Studies, Film Studies, History, Language & Literature, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Religion, and Technology.) and many individual journal titles.
    Updated: Continually.
  • Art Suite
    Art Suite provides access to Art Full Text, Art Index Retrospective, and Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals. Updated: Regularly.
  • Cambridge Histories Online
    Cambridge Histories Online allows instant access to the texts of the Cambridge Histories series. Subjects include: American history, British history, economics, science, the book, language and linguistics, literary studies, music, philosophy, political and social theory, religious studies, theatre studies and performing arts, and warfare, and general interest.
    Updated: Regularly.

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


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