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Databases and Indexes

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Journal and Newspaper Indexes

A journal index will help you find articles. An index shows you in which journal and in which issue an article appears.

Art Full Text [Some Full Text, Citations, Abstracts, and Images]
Dates: 1984 - present.
Subjects: Archaeology, architecture, landscape architecture, fine arts, art history, and humanities.
Sources: more than 600 international art publications. Updated daily.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals [Citations, Abstracts]
Dates: 1930s - present; selective coverage dating back to 1741.
Subjects: Architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, urban design and planning, historic preservation, and archaeology.
Sources: More than 2,800 U.S. and foreign journals. Updated weekly.

CMCH Database of Research produced by Boston Children's Hospital [Citations, Abstracts]
Dates: 1950 - present.
Subjects: Evidence-based material with regard to youth (broken down by age group), health, and media. Material comes from a variety of disciplines including medicine, education, sociology, computer science, psychology, gender studies, and communication.
Sources: Over 3,500 citations as of 2014.

CumInCad [Citations, Abstracts]
Dates: 1985 - present.
Subjects: Computer aided architectural design and conference proceedings.
Sources: ACADIA, eCAADe, SIGRADI, CAADFutures, and additional CAD-related organizations. Updated weekley.

Design and Applied Arts Index [Citations, Abstracts]
Dates: 1973 - present.
Subjects: Industrial design, architecture, interior design, environmental design, theatre, furniture design, web design, and textile design.
Sources: More than 500 design and craft journals. Updated monthly.

Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index [Some Full Text, Citations, and Abstracts]
Dates: selective coverage dating back to 1971.
Subjects: Horticulture, botany, garden and landscape design and history, ecology, plant and garden conservation, garden management, and horticultural therapy.
Sources: More than 500 journal titles.

GreenFILE [Some Full Text, Citations, and Abstracts]
Dates: 1964 - present.
Subjects: Environmental science, agriculture, biology, and public and environmental affairs.
Sources: More than 750 journal titles.

Info Trac [including the New York Times] [Some Full Text, Citations, Abstracts, Images, Transcripts, and Audio]
Dates: 1980 - present.
Subjects: Covers physical sciences, environmental issues, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, and other subjects.
Sources: Newspaper and journal articles; over 6,000 titles More than 11 databases which are cross-searchable. Updated daily.

InformeDesign [Citations, Abstracts, Extensive research summaries]
Dates: 2000 - 2015.
Subjects: Design [technical and social], built environment, and human behavior.
Sources: More than 200 journal titles.

Journal of Green Building [Some Full Text, Citations, Abstracts, and Images]
Dates: 2006 - present.
Subjects: Environmental science, building and construction, and sustainability.

JSTOR [Full Text, Citations, Abstracts, Images, Bibliographies, Notes and References]
Arts & Sciences Collection I: 118 titles
Arts & Sciences Collection II: 128 titles

Arts & Sciences Collection III: 151 titles
Arts & Sciences Collection V: 120 titles
Biological Sciences: 129 titles
Dates: mid-1800s - present. JSTOR holds complete back issue runs of journals starting with first issues. However, the most recently published issues of a journal may not be available for several years due to licensing agreements with publishers.
Subjects: Covers architecture, archaeology, art history, classics, ecology and evolutionary biology, plant and animal sciences, economics, history, mathematics, Middle Eastern and Slavic studies, political science, philosophy, statistics, and sociology as well as other key fields in the humanities and social sciences.
Sources: JSTOR consists of 25 database collections [the BAC subscribes to 5 collections]. JSTOR contains over 1,000 leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.

ProQuest Discovery [Full Text, Citations, and Abstracts]
Dates: coverage varies per journal/newspaper; 1971 - present.
Subjects: Covers a broad range of subject areas including arts, business, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, and social sciences.
Sources: Over 3,410 journal titles.

PubMed Central [Full Text, Citations, Abstracts/Summaries]
Dates: coverage varies per journal; 1809 - present.
Subjects: Covers biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine.
Sources: Over 2,500 journal titles. In addition, there are selected articles from a set of journals through an arrangment with publisher programs.