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UNLV Libraries -> Architecture Studies Library -> Finding and Using Resources -> Module 5: Overview -> Searching: periodical (journal, magazine) articles on a topic


How do you find articles? If you are just interested in reading an article on current happenings in the profession you can go to the library's current periodical section and browse through the titles. However, if you want to find articles on a topic, the most efficient approach is to use an index. Indexes list articles by topic. Choosing which index to use is your first decision.

Indexes for finding articles

Advantages

Disadvantages

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • Very comprehensive
  • Architecture/landscape/interiors specific
  • Indexing for over 700 American and international journals
  • Many journals indexed by the Avery Index are not in the Architecture Studies Library
  • Not full-text

RIBA Online Catalog

  • Very comprehensive
  • Architecture/landscape/interiors specific
  • Indexes over 300 periodicals
  • Both books and articles are included
  • Many journals indexed by the RIBA Index are not in the Architecture Studies Library
  • Not full-text
Art Full Text Index
  • What was once "Art Index" is now encompassed by "Art Full Text"
  • Art/architecture specific
  • Journals are likely to be in the Architecture Studies Library
  • Some articles full-text
  • Indexing for over 80 architectural journals
  • Only the most widely-distributed architecture journals are covered

Art Index Retrospective (1929-1984)

  • Art/architecture specific
  • Wide span of years covered
  • Journals are likely to be in the Architecture Studies Library
  • Only the most widely-distributed architecture journals are covered
  • Not full-text
Academic Search Premier Index
  • Full-text
  • Will find materials published outside the architecture mainstream
  • Only a few of the major architecture journals are covered
  • Most of the articles you find will be from popular magazines, such as Time Magazine

JSTOR

  • Full-text articles from 80 scholarly journals
  • Includes several architecture journals:
    • Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1945-[varies] and Journal of the American Society of Architectural Historians 1941-1944
    • Assemblage
    • Burlington Magazine
  • Limited to only a few architectural titles




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