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Planning Multi-Search

For best results, search two databases the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals and Academic Search Premier at one time from a single EBSCO interface.


Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

Outstanding and comprehensive index to national and international architectural journals, both professional and popular. Covers all aspects of urban planning and design, architecture,, historic preservation, art, and related topics. Lists reviews for books, exhibitions, audiovisuals, websites, and citations for obituaries. Comprehensive coverage 1930 to the present; selective coverage from 1860 - 1830. Updated weekly. Updated weekly.   More Info

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

An excellent starting point for planning. Offers full-text entries from Gale Group (Gale Research, Macmillan, Scribner's, etc.) of encyclopedias and reference works, including subject encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference works in more than 20 subject areas, such as history, environment, business, sociology, political science, popular culture, country studies, and more.   More Info

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Grove Art Online

An excellent starting point, covers all aspects of art and architecture worldwide, including urban planning and design, painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, plus photography. Provides background information on architects, artists, cities, buildings, periods, styles, and more. Contains bibliographies and links to pertinent definitions and images.   More Info

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Databases & Other Web Resources

Academic Search Complete

Intended for academic institutions and updated monthly. Offers multidisciplinary coverage of a broad range of scholarly areas, including the arts, humanities, social, and general sciences; literature, language, and linguistics; education and ethnic studies; computer sciences, engineering, physics, biology, chemistry, medical sciences, and more. Provides full text for approximately 4,650 serials, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications. Full-page images and color embedded images included.   More Info

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American Memory

An outstanding source of primary source materials (plans, drawings, photos, and written documentation) from Library of Congress collections about historic American buildings, structures, and landscapes, including architectural, as well as engineering and landscape structures and sites from almost every type from the 17th to the 20th century.

These materials comprise three significant collections, the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) which covers historic American buildings; the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), which covers engineering works and industrial sites; and the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS), which documents historic American landscapes. These collections include such diverse examples as the Pueblo of Acoma, houses, windmills, one-room schools, the Golden Gate Bridge, and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.   More Info

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CQ Electronic Library

An outstanding starting place, CQ Researcher provides in-depth reporting on major, controversial issues in society. Includes complete summaries, histories, pros/cons, bibliographies for more information, and more.   More Info

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Digital Sanborn Maps - New York

Sanborn fire insurance maps of American towns and cities (1867-1970). Valuable to urban specialists, planners, social historians, architects, geographers, etc. See excellent guide How to Locate Specific Digital Sanborn Maps (http://library.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/e-resources/dsguide.html) for finding tips.   More Info

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Ergonomics Abstracts Online

Covers the international literature of ergonomics and human factors and includes related material in psychology, cognitive science, physiology, biomechanics, job design, human-computer interaction, safety science, human engineering, occupational health, sports science, and transportation studies. Subject areas include social/economic impact of systems; system characteristics; work design and organization; and workplace/equipment design.   More Info

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JSTOR

Provides full text facsimiles of the complete back files of important scholarly journals, generally from the first volume through issues published prior to the most recent three years. Current issues not available. Covers the arts, humanities, and social sciences, including architecture, art, history, archaeology, literature, philosophy, and related disciplines. Is continually expanding.   More Info

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MasterFILE Premier

Indexes numerous journals from 1984 - present, covering: business, health, education, science, and general interest magazines. Includes both popular and peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Planning Literature, also full-text from general reference books covering history, travel, and current events. Includes a separate image database with photos and maps.   More Info

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PAIS International Online

Covers all areas of the social sciences, especially public and social policy. In addition to journal articles and books, also indexes government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material worldwide, and more. An excellent resource produced by the Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS).   More Info

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ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

Lists dissertations back to 1861 including many full-text dissertations from 1997 to the present including those done at UB   More Info

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Regional Knowledge Network

Intended for researchers, students, government officials, regional leaders, community activists, and the general public, provides socioeconomic and political information, including maps, data, and other information on Western New York area and southern Ontario. Covers such topics as demographics, government, economy, planning and land use, public health, and public safety.   More Info

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Rudy Bruner Award Digital Archive

The Rudy Bruner Award Digital Archive (RBADA) is an excellent resource for architecture students and practitioners to study precedents in urban design. The Archive is an image database of urban design case studies projects from 1987 to the present that have been recognized as exemplars of excellence in urban design achieved through community collaboration. Each entry includes full project documentation, including an abstract, project data, bibliography, color images, and more.   More Info

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ScienceDirect

Full-text articles in facsimile and hypertext formats. Focuses on science and medicine, with some coverage of social sciences and humanities, particularly management economics, psychology, and linguistics.   More Info

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SocINDEX

Research literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.   More Info

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TRANweb: Transportation Article File

Contains abstracts for magazine articles, conference papers, and other material on transportation and law enforcement.   More Info

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TRIS Online

Indexes transportation-related research on highway, rail and maritime transport, and mass transit, etc. Includes regulations, legislation, environmental, and accessibility issues. Provides citations and selected full text.   More Info

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Encyclopedias, Directories, Handbooks

CQ Electronic Library

Covers public policy issues and US Congress news/analysis on major, controversial issues with complete summaries and bibliographies.   More Info

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

An excellent starting point for planning. Offers full-text entries from Gale Group (Gale Research, Macmillan, Scribner's, etc.) of encyclopedias and reference works, including subject encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference works in more than 20 subject areas, such as history, environment, business, sociology, political science, popular culture, country studies, and more.   More Info

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WorldCat

A mega-library catalog containing more than 55 million records contributed by 20,000 libraries around the world. Contains full bibliographic descriptions and cataloging information for books, serials, manuscripts, sound recordings, audiovisual materials, maps, music scores, and computer-readable files.   More Info

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