Collection Development and Strategies Department 01.03.2023

Featured Database - Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

Featured Database: Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

You can use databases to easily find organized collections of articles, journals, news, streaming videos, primary sources, data, and more!

Here’s one of our favorites:

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

What’s in it?

This database indexes top-tier journals supplying articles on professional American and international architecture and design. It is a one-stop-shop to searching much of the architecture and urban planning literature.

Why should you use it?

Not all the architecture and design journals are easily discoverable. This database indexes the content of many publications that can’t be searched on any other platform. If you are digging for material about a particular city plan, building renderings or a certain interior designer, you might find it here!

Who should use it?

Are you interested in city planning? Historic preservation? Or even, as the title of this database might imply, architecture? Well then, whether you’re into building exteriors, interiors, landscapes, or just understanding patterns of city development, this database is for you!

Why use a database?

When you use a specific database, rather than a search engine or discovery tool, you often can find more relevant sources. For example, subject databases include sources about that subject only, rather than a general search engine or discovery tool that includes information about everything. This way you don’t have to wade through thousands of irrelevant results!

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