The University Libraries website will serve as the first stop for most of your research. From there, you will be able to
Don't forget: if you are not on campus, you'll need to use Off Campus Sign In to access article databases and other electronic resources.
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.
IEEE Xplore is a digital library providing full text access to the world’s highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, electronics, and related disciplines. IEEE Xplore contains full text documents from IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) publications. Full text content is provided as PDFs. 1893-present, full text from 1988-present.
(WorldCat is not a new media database per se, but a useful resource for finding books and other materials not owned by Virginia Tech.)
Many databases also provide interfaces compatible with your mobile device.
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.
Schedule a one-on-one appointment with me if you have any questions or concerns. If you have a question that needs immediate assistance, stop by the reference desk at the Art + Architecture Library. You can also use our Ask a Librarian system for chat service.