Start with the Avery Index
The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals is the only comprehensive American guide to
the current literature of architecture and design. This database surveys
more than 2,500 US and foreign journals.
Dates of Coverage: 1934 - current, with selective coverage back to 1741.
How + Where to access the Avery Index
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Locate Elevations, Models, Sections, Site Plans & more
The citations in the Avery Index consistently include detailed information about the type of images contained within each article.
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Avery's major areas of coverage
Major areas of coverage include:
|Archaeology||History of architecture|
|Architectural design||Landscape architecture|
|Furniture and decoration||Sustainable development|
|Green design||Urban planning|
The index covers international, scholarly and popular periodical literature, including publications of professional associations; US state and regional periodicals; and major serial publications in the architecture and design of Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. In addition, this database also provides nearly 13,000 citation records for architects' obituaries.
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The Avery Index originates from the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York NY.
Search Urban Studies Abstracts w/the Avery
Urban Studies Abstracts
Urban Studies Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to urban studies, including urban affairs, community development, urban history, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 46,000 records dating from 1973 to present, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline. Journals Indexed
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