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Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
-- Selectively indexes journal articles and reviews on architecture and landscape architecture (including archaeology, decorative arts, interior design, furnishings, city planning, and housing) which appear in more than 2,500 design journals. Indexing is fairly up-to-date and goes back to 1919 (and some scattered items from even earlier).
Art Index (1929-1984 via Art Index Retrospective)
Art Index (1984 - present via Art Abstracts)
-- The most commonly used periodical index for the visual arts (painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, decorative arts, crafts) and, to a lesser degree, related disciplines (including some urban design, architecture, design, cinema, scenic design, museology, cultural criticism, and critical theory). Most of the journals indexed are published in English, but a selection of French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch titles are included. In addition to articles and reviews, individual works of art unaccompanied by text (often gallery ads) are indexed. The indexing goes back to items published in 1929. This index has been divided into two separate databases: Art Abstracts, which covers roughly 1984 to present (and adds brief abstracts for literature indexed since 1994), and Art Index Retrospective, covering 1929 to 1984.
Arts and Humanities Citation Index
-- Part of the Web of Science conglomerate, this index covers numerous arts and humanities journals. It also provides users with the ability to track known citations in the literature.
-- Coverage: 1975 - present
Bibliography of the History of Art
-- The Bibliography of the History of Art indexes and abstracts art-related books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and articles from 2500 periodicals as well as exhibition and dealer's catalogs. Developed at the Getty Information Institute, it includes and extends the coverage of two art indexes: RAA (Repertoire d'Art et d'Archeologie) from 1973 to 1989 and RILA (International Repertory of the Literature of Art) from 1975 to 1989.
-- Coverage: 1973-Present
-- Updates: Quarterly
-- BuildingGreen Suite integrates online versions of GreenSpec product listings, high-quality articles about green buildings, peer-to-peer comments, project case studies, and full text access to Environmental Building News from 1992 to date. This information is searchable and cross-referenced by CSI MasterFormat division, LEED credit, or green topic. Each article, product listing, and case study also lists related content and information sources.
CumInCAD (Cumulative Index of Computer Aided Architectural Design)
-- CumInCAD is a cumulative index of publications about computer aided architectural design. It provides abstracts to thousands of papers in journals and conferences and it provides the full text and illustrations for more than half of the papers. When asked to logon, create your own ID and password.
AGRICOLA (agriculture & related sciences)
-- AGRICOLA is the National Agricultural Library's bibliographic database. It has over 3.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles, theses, patents, software, and technical reports related to agriculture and related subjects including ecology, entomology, environment, forestry, horticulture, rural sociology, soils, water, and other related topics. The following are indexed: journal articles, books, book chapters, USDA, State Experiment Station, State Extension service publications.
-- Coverage: 1970 - present (some older materials); indexes journal articles, books, book chapters, USDA, State Experiment Station, State Extension service publications.
-- Updates: Monthly
CAB Abstracts (agriculture, nutrition and global health)
-- CAB Abstracts is a comprehensive file of over 8500 journals as well as conference proceedings, theses and annual reports. The journals included in CAB Abstracts cover: plant sciences, entomology, soils, forestry, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, rural recreation & tourism, management and conservation of natural resources, and other related topics.
-- Coverage: 1973- present
-- Updates: Weekly
America: History & Life
-- America: History and Life includes about 400,000 annotated or abstracted references to American and Canadian history. Published since 1964, the database includes over 2,000 journals worldwide, including state and local historical journals as well as historical articles from hundreds of major humanities and social science journals. It also includes thousands of book and media reviews, citations to published books, and dissertations.
-- The combined Compendex®, Ei Backfile & Inspec® databases allow for searching on a broad range of topics within the scientific, applied science, technical and engineering disciplines.
-- Coverage: 1884 to present
-- Updates: Weekly
NTIS (engineering, science & social sciences)
-- NTIS, or National Technical Information Services, is a multidisciplinary database that reports on research in the U. S. and other nations in the fields of engineering and the sciences, with some coverage in areas including education, business, economics, health sciences, government policy, sociology, etc.
-- Coverage: indexes government sponsored reports and research, 1964-Present
-- Updates: Bi-weekly