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Architecture & Art Easy Search
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The following is a list of some key resources related to art and architecture. These are meant to be as a starting point–be sure to check our Finding Resources page for more links and searching tips.
Find Articles & Journals
- ABM (ARTbibliographies Modern) – modern and contemporary art, global coverage since 1945
- Art and Architecture Source – global and time coverage, fulltext
- Art and Architecture Archive – fulltext of important art and architecture journals of 20th century
- Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals – most important architecture journal index, can search for sections, elevations, etc.
- BHA / IBA – most comprehensive global art research resource, many languages represented
- Design and Applied Arts Index – articles specifically on design and the applied arts
- Design Inform – combines Design Profiles and Design Abstracts Retrospective
- Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index – represents holdings from one of the most comprehensive art research libraries in the world
- JSTOR – extensive backfile of scholarly journals in fulltext
- Art & Architecture Databases A-Z – even more databases to choose from!
- University of Illinois Library Catalog (includes I-Share collections) – materials we own/can easily borrow
- My Library Account – renew, see what you have on hold, etc.
- OCLC Worldcat – shared library catalog across thousands of institutions, find out what’s out there
Databases & Tools
- ARTstor – Image Database
- Artnet – Auction Results Database
- Building Types Online – Building projects organized by typology
- DETAIL Inspiration – Selected projects from the highly respected DETAIL journal
- #FromMarginToCenter Library Guides – Guides highlights marginalized creators
- Getty Research Portal – represents holdings, cataloging tools, and digital projects from one of the most comprehensive art research libraries in the world
- Index of Medieval Art – Journal articles about medieval art
- Krannert Art Museum Exhibition Library Guides – Guides highlighting KAM shows
- MAD CAD – Building Codes Online
- Material ConneXion – Materials Database
- Proquest Dissertations and Theses – listing of dissertations across schools in the US and Canada
- Oxford Art Online – encyclopedia of art
- Oxford Bibliographies Online: Art History – annotated bibliographies across art history topics
- Oxford Bibliographies Online: Architecture Planning and Preservation – annotated bibliographies across architectural history and preservation topics
- University of Illinois Digital Collections – local research collections held by U of I
- Interlibrary Loan – request scans and loans of items we don’t own
- Doc Express – request scans of items we own
- Research Consultations – get help figuring out resources for your research