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Introduction to Architectural Studies
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America: History & Life (1964 to present)
Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.
Art Index Retrospective (1929-1984)
Index to leading English-language publications in the world of the arts.
Arts & Humanities Full Text
Full-text publications that focus on art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theatre and cultural studies.
Resource for research into the history of modern design and the applied arts.
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1934 to present)
Indexes more than 2,000 periodicals on archaeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation.
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Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.
Historical Abstracts (1955 to present)
Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).
Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Combined search of the historic Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chinese Newspaper Collection, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, Times of India, and Washington Post.
Readers Guide Retrospective (1890-1984)
Smith College subscribes to the Art and Architecture Archive, which Five College students can access onsite at Neilson Library.
Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online is the access point for Grove Art Online, and other Oxford art reference works covering all forms of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic and decorative arts, and photography from prehistory to the present.
Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture [electronic resource] - available at AC, MH, UM
AGRAM Database - background information and pictures of the works of influential architects
Famous Architects - information on influential architects, primarily modernist
SAHArchipedia (classic buildings) - authoritative information on over 1400 buildings from the Society of Architectural Historians
World-Architects.com - profiles of selected architects
Identifying American Architecture: a Pictorial Guide to Styles and Terms, 1600-1945 by John J.-G. Blumenson NA705 .B55
A Field Guide to American Architecture by Carole Rifkind NA705 .R53 1980b
American Architecture Since 1780: Guide To The Styles by Marcus Whiffen NA705 .W47
Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (deceased) by Henry F. Withey & Elsie Rathburn Withey NA53 .W5
A Dictionary of Architecture And Building: Biographical, Historical, and Descriptive by Russell Sturgis AC reference NA31 .S84
Dictionary of Architecture & Construction at HC, MH, SC, UM NA31 .H32 2006
The Encyclopedia of Architecture, Historical, Theoretical And Practical by Joseph Gwilt AC reference NA2520 .G94
The Encyclopedia of American Architecture by Robert T. Packard AC reference NA705 .P3 1995
Forms and Functions of Twentieth-Century Architecture by Talbot Hamlin 724.9 H181f
Trade Catalogues at Winterthur: A Guide to the Literature of Merchandising, 1750 to 1980 [compiled by] E. Richard McKinstry at SM & UM Z7164.M18 H43 1984
Image database including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.
A visual resource offering digital images of art, history, and culture from museums, galleries, private collections, and contemporary artists.
See the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals database. You may also be able to find periodical literature and other primary material in HathiTrust's Digital Library (make sure to limit the years of the material you're searching).
Look for other individual journal titles, and pre-1934 titles in the Five College Catalog. Start with these:
American Architect (1909-1921)
American Architect (1924-1936)
The Architectural Forum (1917-1974)
Pencil Points (1920-1942)
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