Databases by subject: Architecture

Major Indexes

Art Full Text

Find articles on art, art history, advertising art, painting, graphic design, architecture, and museum studies from 1984 to the present.


Find images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

Find international, popular and scholarly literature in architecture, interior design, urban planning, and green design, from 1934 to the present.

RIBA British Architectural Library

Find details about holdings (periodicals, books, and audio visual materials) of the Royal Institute of British Architects Library from 1980 to the present.

Additional Indexes

Arizona Digital Sanborn Maps

Detailed maps of Arizona cities and towns, providing information such as building outlines, construction materials, heights, street widths, building use dates range from 1886-1958.

Art Index Retrospective

Find articles on art, art history, advertising art, painting, graphic design, architecture,and museum studies from 1929-1984.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index (included in Web of Science)

Find fine arts and humanities journal articles from 1975 to present.

Building Green Database

Find information on sustainable architecture and design, including access to the knowledgebase, identifying green products, exploring consulting services and maintaining credentials through approved articles, webcasts and reports.

General OneFile

Find news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.

ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Find citations to articles, books, reviews, catalogues, and conference proceedings about the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Includes links to full text.

ProQuest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition

Sanborn Fire Insurance maps with GIS information that enables users to locate data by address or geographic coordinates. It also allows users to layer maps from different years on top of each other and over modern street, satellite, and hybrid layers using an integrated map API or by importing into GIS tools. Covers: Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; New York, New York; Newark, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Richmond, Virginia; Seattle, Washington. Time frame varies by the city.