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Databases and Indexes


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]
Art Full Text Mobile [Smart Phone interface]
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]
Avery Index Mobile [Smart Phone interface]
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 US and foreign journals. Updated weekly.

CUMINCAD [Citations, Abstracts, Full Text]
Important: You will need to create a new login (new user) for this database in order to access full text articles. When you fill out the new user form, please type in Boston Architectural College Library for the affiliation field.
Dates: 1985 - present.
Subjects: Computer aided architectural design and conference proceedings.
Sources: ACADIA, eCAADe, SIGRADI, CAADFutures, and additional CAD-related organizations. Updated weekly.

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 - 8/2011.
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.