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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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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

A diversity 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. American Memory materials are primarily taken from the special collections of the Library of Congress.   More Info

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Compendex*Plus (Engineering Index)

Compendex is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database in the world with almost 7.5 million records referencing 5,000 engineering journals and conference materials dating from 1884.   More Info

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CQ Press 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/maps/buffalo-wnymaps/sanborn_maps.php) for finding tips.   More Info

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Dissertations & Theses

Listing of dissertations back to 1861 including many full-text dissertations from 1997 to the present.   More Info

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Dissertations & Theses @ SUNY Buffalo

Full-text of UB dissertations and theses published after 1996.   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.


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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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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Knovel E-Books: Science and Engineering

Knovel provides full-text access to an online collection of hundreds of science and engineering reference books, many of the books are enhanced with features such as interactive tables that allow you to manipulate and customize the data as you would in a spreadsheet application. Some of the subjects covered are: biology, environmental engineering, food science, health & hygiene, mechanics and mechanical engineering, and safety.   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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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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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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TRID Database

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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Wiley Online Library

Wiley Online Library provides full-text (page image) access to articles from nearly all journals (over 400 titles) published by John Wiley & Sons, it includes books and journals published in the Architecture & Planning fields. Our license does not include access to a few of the newer Wiley journals.   More Info

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WorldCat

A mega-library catalog that containing more than 100 million records contributed by 20,000 libraries around the world. It contains full bibliographic descriptions and cataloging information for the following types of materials: books, serials, manuscripts, sound recordings, audiovisual materials, maps, music scores, and computer-readable files (Note: the database does not include information on individual articles, stories in journals, magazines, newspapers, or book chapters).   More Info

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