Architecture & Landscape Architecture

Some useful resources for Architecture are listed below.

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Art Full Text and Art Abstracts

Access information:Available on and off-campus from EBSCOhost.
Description:Indexes 223 leading domestic and international periodicals pertaining to the art world. Covers advertising art, antiques, archaeology, architecture, art, design, films, museology and photography.
Coverage:1984 to present.

Art and Architecture Archive

Access information.Access on and off campus.
Description.This archival collection of digitized searchable backfiles from first issue to the year 2005, of many of the foremost art and architecture magazines of the 20th-century, supports scholarship across the spectrum of disciplines in the arts, from fine and applied arts through to interior design, industrial design, and landscape gardening. The title list includes: Apollo, Architectural Review, Architects Journal, Art Monthly, British Journal of Photography, Country Life, Eye, Graphis, Ornament and more.

Arts and Humanities Citation Index

Access information:Access on and off-campus.
Description:Part of ISI Web of Knowledge. A multidisciplinary index containing details of every substantive item in 1,200 arts and humanities journals, as well as references to books included in book reviews, and live performances, films, records, and television and radio broadcasts. Contains over 2 million references; abstracts are not included.
Coverage:1975 to date.

Arts and Humanities Full Text, Proquest

Access Information:Access on and off campus
Description: Full-text of the contents of hundreds of titles in Art, Architecture, Design, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies.


Access information:Access on and off-campus.
Description:ARTstor is a digital library of images covering the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. The collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.
Coverage:One million plus digital images.

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Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:Indexes more than 1,000 periodicals published worldwide on archeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation, as well as architecture. Produced by the Getty Information Institute and Columbia University.
Coverage:1977 to present.

British Standards Online

Access information:Access on-campus. Use VPN for off-campus.
Description:Full-text of over 39,000 current, draft and historic British Standards, more than 16,000 of which are BSI adopted European and International Standards (ISO) including the full-text of all Eurocodes. An email alert service is available to track any changes in selected current Standards.
Coverage:Updated daily.

CIDER (Centre for Interaction Data Estimation and Research: Census Data Support Unit)

Access information:Available on and off-campus from WICID (the Web-based Interface to Census Interaction Data). Choose Login via UK Federation. Registration is required. Follow the registration link for details.
Description:Formerly known as CIDS. Provides access to and supports interaction data sets produced from UK Censuses of Population for 1981, 1991 and 2001. Census interaction data are data that relate to flows of people between places. Whereas most Census data relate to counts of people at specific locations, interaction data describe interactions between origins and destinations.
Coverage:1981,1991, 2001 census data.

Additional Information

For more information and advice on online Census material is available from the Data Library.

Key Resource

Construction Information Service

Note:Use the British Standards Online database for full-text access to British Standards and Eurocodes
Access information:Access on campus. Available off campus using the VPN.
Description:The Construction Information Service provides instant full-text access to current regulations, standards, technical advice and a vast array of related news and briefings. Key institutes and organisations that contribute to the service include: IStructE, CIRIA, CIOB, SCI, The Concrete Society, TRL, AJ, BSRIA, RIAI.


Access information: Available from EDINA (Choose Login via UK federation) Users are required to register with Digimap the first time of use. Follow instructions provided.
Description: Digimap is an EDINA service that delivers Ordnance Survey Map Data to UK Higher Education. Data is available either to download to use with appropriate application software such as GIS or CAD, or as maps generated by Digimap online. Digimap allows users to view and print maps of any location in Great Britain at a series of predefined scales.

ECA Library Image Collection

Access information:Available on campus. Access off campus via the VPN.
Description:The ECA Library Image Collection is a database of over 6,000 high-quality images, selected to support study and teaching at Edinburgh College of Art. The subject areas covered include Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Art and Design, including contemporary practice.

Material ConneXion

Access information: Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description:Material ConneXion is the world's largest resource of new materials. The Library houses over 7,000 advanced, sustainable and innovative materials representing eight categories: polymers, naturals, metals, glass, ceramics, carbon-based materials, cement-based materials, and processes. It features cutting-edge materials and applications, including the world's only collection of Cradle to Cradle sustainable materials.
Material ConneXion researches materials for all design disciplines, including: aerospace design; architecture; art; automobile design; fashion design; graphic design; industrial design; interior design; landscape architecture; package design; product design and textiles.


Access information:Access on and off-campus. Choose Shibboleth Log In or UK Federation.
Description:1.5 million text records of historic monuments and of artefacts held in museums, galleries and archives, plus 100,000 related multimedia resources; video or sound clips, animations, graphics, plans, virtual reality objects and in particular, colour photographic images.
Access to the text records and thumbnail images is freely available. Access to full resources is available under licence only, the terms of which restrict use of the material for no profit, no proliferation use in education.
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