Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Some useful resources for Architecture are listed below.
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Academic Video Online is a multidisciplinary collection of videos that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. With 66,000 titles available now and 400 new titles per month, this collection is unmatched in its breadth. Academic Video Online allows students and researchers alike to analyse unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors around the world.
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|Description:||Art Source covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. Providing over 600 full-text journals, more than 220 full-text books, and a collection of over 63,0000 images, it is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers.|
|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.|
|Note:||This resource will be replaced by Art & Architecture Source from 26th May 2017.|
|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.|
|Coverage:||1895 - 2005|
|Access Information:||Access on and off campus|
|Description:||Full-text of the contents of hundreds of titles in Art, Archaeology, 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. If you wish to download images for your own scholarly use you will need to Register with ARTstor, once you have logged in with your University Login. By registering your email address and creating a password you will create a profile which will allow you to download images and save images to folders as part of "My ARTstor". Note: To register for an ARTstor account, you must be on-site at your institution, or logged in through your institution's proxy server.|
|Coverage:||One million plus digital images.|
|Access information:||Access on and off campus.|
|Description:||Indexes more than 325 current and 3,080 retrospective U.S. and foreign journals on archeology, architecture, city planning, conservation and restoration, interior design, museums and sustainable design. Produced by the Getty Information Institute and Columbia University.|
|Coverage:||1977 - present. City planning from 1930s to present. Updated weekly.|
British Standards Online alternative login (VPN required from off-campus)
Access on-campus. Use VPN for off-campus - see above.
|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.|
|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:||Census flow data (also known as interaction data) relate to flows of people between places, both origins and destinations.|
|Coverage:||Migration and commuting data from the 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011census data.|
For more information and advice on online Census material is available from the Data Library.
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Central and Eastern European Online Library: Ceeol.com gives access to thousands of academic full-text e-journals and e-books in the Humanities and Social Sciences, from and about Central and Eastern Europe. Our subscription gives you access to the following subject categories: fine arts, performing arts, music, architecture and photography.
|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.|
|Additional information:||British Standards Online for full text access to British Standards and Eurocodes|
|Access Information:||Access on and off campus|
|Description:||This new image and reference database uses precise, relevant visual inspirations to support architects in their search for construction solutions. With more than 3,300 projects from the last 30 years, DETAIL inspiration is a highly valuable source of research and inspiration for architects, giving access to reference photographs, sketches, technical product information, within a clearly structured search and selection system, with downloads available.|
|Note:||Any material which you download from this resource may only be stored for the duration of the University Library’s subscription to this resource, thereafter it must be deleted. The permanent archiving of material is not permitted. For full terms and conditions associated with this resource please contact the appropriate Academic Support Librarian.|
|Access information:||Access on and off campus. Users are required to register and agree the data licence. Follow instructions provided|
Digimap is a collection of EDINA services that delivers maps and map data of Great Britain. Maps can be viewed, annotated and printed and data can be downloaded for use in GIS or CAD software. Subscribed collections include:
For a complete description of each collection, please see the individual entries on the alphabetical databases pages.
|Access information:||Available on campus. Access off campus via the VPN - see above.|
|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.|
|Access information:||Access on campus. Off campus via the VPN service.|
|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 via username and password - please see Electronic resources: usernames page for details. Click "SIgn In" from various points on the site.|
|Description:||The University has an agreement with Scottish Building Contracts Committee (SBCC) to allow matriculated students and staff free access to the SBCC contracts online service. SBCC provides contractual documentation you would need for your building and construction work in Scotland.|
|Additional information:||Please note – we do have the right to free access to this resource so IGNORE stated costs and simply proceed to create a document by clicking the “Download Contract for Educational Use” link. If you have problems accessing this resource please contact your Academic Support Librarian or email IS.Helpline@ed.ac.uk|
|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 500,000 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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Citations and abstracts to millions of journal articles and conference proceedings from all subjects. Impact factors, h-indexes and email alerts available.
Citation Indexes: Science and Social Sciences (both 1900 onwards), Arts & Humanities (1975 onwards), Conference Proceedings in Science and Social Science & Humanities (both 1990 onwards), Books in Science and Social Sciences & Humanities (both 2005 onwards). KCI-Korean Journal Database (1980 onwards), SciELO Citation Index (1997 onwards).
Chemical Indexes: Current Chemical Reactions (1986 onwards), Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle structure data (1840 onwards), Index Chemicus (1993 onwards).
Finding articles which have in their reference lists a work you found useful ('cited reference searching'): Cited Reference Searching (pdf)
Journal Citation Reports: