The University Libraries website will serve as the main portal for most of your research. From the main website, you will be able to:
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals indexes citations, abstracts, and full-text articles in architecture and design from American and international scholarly and trade journals, popular magazines, and publications of professional organizations. In addition, this database also provides citation records for architects' obituaries. Full text, when available, is in PDF and HTML. 1800s-present.
Art Full Text indexes citations, abstracts, and full text from journals and other publications in art, architecture, design, and cinema. It also indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Some full text available as HTML and PDF. Allows limiting to peer reviewed sources. Citations 1929-1984, abstracts from 1994, full text from 1997.
Not an architecture and design database per se, but a useful resource for finding books and other materials not owned by Virginia Tech.
Some, but not all, of our databases will include full-text articles. When the article needed is not available in the database, look for the button to access the article elsewhere.
Use ILLiad, our interlibrary loaning system, to borrow books and obtain copies of articles not owned by the University Libraries. It's fast and easy to use.
Putting together a bibliography? Using citations? University Libraries offers a comprehensive web page about citation and style manuals. This page will guide you to both print and electronic resources.
Get your bibliography under control quickly and easily! Citation, or reference, managers are very helpful when you are collecting, organizing, and retrieving large amounts of research. At University Libraries, we recommend the following tools for research management. Although we only "officially" support EndNote and Zotero, I am happy to talk about other tools, as well.
Schedule a one-on-one appointment with me if you have any other questions or concerns. A list of all college librarians is online. If you have a question that needs immediate assistance, the reference desk at the Art + Architecture Library is staffed during all library hours. You can also use our Ask a Librarian system for chat service.