Databases for Design

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Database Description Coverage More Info
Design and Applied Arts Index

Covers journal articles, exhibition reviews and news items.

1973-present more info
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, surveying over seven hundred American and international journals

1934-present more info

InformeDesign "research summaries" are transformed from articles in refereed journals that address issues related to design and the built environment

2005-present more info

BuildingGreen provides online resource for reliable content on sustainable design strategies, green building materials, and case studies of high performance buildings.

Current more info

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Applied Science and Technology Full Text

Provides indexing to over 800 International English-language science and technology magazines and journals. Over 220 journals in full text.

1983-present more info
Art and Architecture Complete

Art and Architecture Complete provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books.

1937-present more info
Art Full Text

Art Abstracts indexes over 400 English and foreign-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins. Includes nearly 120 titles in full text.

1984-present more info
Art Index Retrospective

Covering content for more than 55 years of art journalism, this retrospective resource includes articles, interviews, reviews and much more from over 600 publications.

1929-1984 more info
Arts and Humanities Citation Index

Provides indexing for 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

1975-present more info
ARTstor Digital Library

The collection currently contains over one million images, including the following collections (see the info page):

Prehistory to the present more info
Berg Fashion Library

The Berg Fashion Library offers fully cross-searchable access to a range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books,

1600-present more info

Scholarly and general interest journals, as well as government documents and reports.

1970s-present more info
Material ConneXion

Material ConneXion provides access to information comprised of more than 7,500 materials and processes.

present more info

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Academic Search Complete

Provides full text for over 8,500 magazines and journals, including more than 7,300 peer reviewed titles. Indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 12,500 journals.

1980-present more info
American Consumer Culture: Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965

American Consumer Culture provides a unique insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to market research reports and supporting documents.

1935-1965 more info
Business Source Complete

Provides full text access for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications.

1886-present more info
Environment Complete

Contains citations from more than 1,500 domestic and international titles going back to the 1940s (including 1,094 active core titles) as well as more than 100 monographs.

1940s-present more info

JSTOR specializes in making available the back issues of academic journals (over 1,000) in a wide variety of humanities and social science disciplines.

Coverage is the beginning of the journal until two to five years ago. more info
WorldCat (FirstSearch)

Contains over 50 million records cataloged by OCLC member libraries throughout the world: Appalachian State University Library is a member (OCLC member code=NJB).

1000 BC-present more info

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