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Art & architecture complete (connect | more information)

Art & Architecture Complete is a comprehensive bibliographic database that provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 730 academic journals, magazines and trade publications with full text for over 330 periodicals and 215 books, as well as selective coverage for a number of other publications. An image collection is also available. Subjects covered include art, antiques, archaeology, architecture and architectural history, art history, decorative arts, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, costume design, sculpture, interior and landscape design and graphic arts.

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  • Avery index to architectural periodicals (connect | more information)

    "Database offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, including bibliographic descriptions on subjects such as the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration. It contains over seven hundred American and international journals including not only scholarly and popular periodical literature, but also publications of professional associations, American state and regional periodicals, and the major serials on architecture and design of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. Articles are included from key publications such as American Architect, Domus, Dwell, and El Croquis, as well as architectural articles from art and planning journals such as Burlington Magazine, Journal of Green Building, Metropolitan Museum Journal, and Urban Land. Avery Index also contains references to more than thirteen thousand obituary citations thereby providing architects, architectural historians, and researchers with an excellent source of biographical and professional information about architects."--Publisher description.
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    JSTOR : the scholarly journal archive (connect | more information)

    Intended as a comprehensive archive of important scholarly journal literature, built by over 1,700 worldwide participants, including major Australian universities. Coverage includes: the arts, sciences, business, ecology and botany, language and literature, and music, extending from 17th century in some cases.

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    Acumen : practice advice for architects (connect | more information)

    "Acumen aims to provide architects with the most relevant and up-to-date advisory material and news about managing an architectural practice and managing architectural projects. The collective input and experiences of architectural practitioners and other professionals gathered over many years has been distilled into a dynamic database of information that puts answers to everyday questions at your fingertips."--Welcome.

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  • AHB : Australian heritage bibliography (connect | more information)

    Bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts material on Australia's natural and cultural environment. Subjects include aboriginal rock art sites and historic buildings and structures.

    Alexander Street video (connect | more information)

    Portal to Alexander Street Press video collections. On a single cross-searchable platform, users have a completely integrated online repository of Alexander Street video titles [subscribed to by Monash University Library]. Users can also select to search a single video collection by using the dropdown menu at the top of the homepage of Alexander Street Video. Additional tools let users make custom clips, create playlists, see synchronized scrolling transcripts, share clips and playlists, view and copy clips and playlists already created, see a visual table of contents of the video for easy navigation, and other tools.--About.

    APAIS : Australian public affairs information service (connect | more information)

    Bibliographic database that indexes published material on Australian social sciences and humanities. Source documents include periodicals, newspapers, scholarly journals, conference papers, and books. Subject coverage includes business, health, current affairs, economics, humanities, law, literature, politics and social sciences. Inclusive coverage from 1978 to present.

    ARCH : Australian architecture database (connect | more information)

    Bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from material held by the Stanton Library, North Sydney Council. Source documents include journal articles, exhibition reviews, editorials, conference proceedings, news items, project articles and award features. Subject coverage includes architects, architecture, building, interior design and landscape architecture.

    Art and architecture in video (connect | more information)

    "Art and Architecture in Video, an online streaming film collection, delivers over 500 hours of documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context necessary for critical analysis. Ideal for both undergraduate and graduate courses, the works within this collection offer a dynamic tool to enhance understanding of visual media. The collection spans period and region, including coverage of the Renaissance, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary Art. In addition to art history and theory, the collection addresses applied topics such as architectural and graphic design. The breadth of coverage makes this collection integral to both scholarship and technique, providing access to the seminal artists and works who continue to inspire the artists, architects, designers and critics of today. Notable collections include: The Michael Blackwood Film Collection, an internationally acclaimed compilation of surveys and monographs documenting innovations in art and architecture; Icons of 20th Century Design, a series that analyses the conception and impact of world renowned design elements for companies such as Coca Cola and Volkswagen; The Emperor's Eye: Art and Power in Imperial China, a documentary that brings to light the priceless treasures of China's Imperial art collection, relating them to the political climate of their time."--About page.

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  • Art full text (connect | more information)

    "Art Full Text is a comprehensive resource for art information featuring full-text articles from more than 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, high-quality indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals dating as far back as 1984, including 280 peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracting of over 13,000 art dissertations. Indexing of almost 200,000 art reproductions provides examples of styles and art movements, including works by emerging artists. The database covers fine, decorative and commercial art, folk art, photography, film, and architecture, and also includes a database-specific thesaurus."--Publisher description.

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  • Art index retrospective (H. W. Wilson) (connect | more information)

    This bibliographic database cumulates citations to Art Index volumes 1-32 of the printed index published between 1929-1984. Including content for more than 55 years of art journalism, covering fine, decorative, and commercial art, this retrospective resource includes articles, interviews, reviews and much more from over 600 publications. Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984 features coverage of English-language periodicals, yearbooks and museum bulletins published in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch.

    ARTbibliographies modern (connect | more information)

    "ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) provides full abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art, with more than 13,000 new entries being added each year. Entries date back as far as the late 1960s. ABM is the premier source of information on modern and contemporary arts dating from the late 19th century onwards, including photography since its invention. It includes abstracts of English and foreign-language material on famous and lesser-known artists, movements, and trends. The coverage of ABM is wide-ranging and includes performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artist's books, theatre arts, conservation, crafts, ceramic and glass art, ethnic arts, graphic and museum design, fashion, and calligraphy, as well as traditional media including illustration, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing."--Publisher description.
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    ARTstor (connect | more information)

    Searchable database of more than 300,000 digital images and associated catalog data. ARTstor covers many time periods and cultures, and documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture. Users can search, view, and download images.

    BCA illustrated (connect | more information)

    "BCA Illustrated is a version of the Building Code of Australia (BCA 2010), enhanced with over 3000 explanations and illustrations, developed by Hendry Group building surveyors under license from the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB). BCA Illustrated contains BCA 2010 Volumes 1 and 2, and is updated frequently including the most current Building Code of Australia data from the ABCB (May of each year)."--About page.

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  • Bridgeman education (connect | more information)

    "[Searchable database of over] 300,000 [art] images from 2,000 sources, 8,000 locations and 30,000 artists. The site offers an excellent quality of image and metadata (captions and keywords) as well as the legal right to use the images within your institution. Search all media including photography, fine art, engravings, sculpture, architecture, archaeology & ethnography, history, science & medicine, decorative arts and artifacts."--About us.

    BUILD (connect | more information)

    BUILD indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished material on worldwide information in the building, construction and engineering fields from 1989 to February 2002. Source documents include conference papers, journal articles, standards, building regulations, technical papers, reports and books. Subject coverage includes all aspects of building, construction and engineering, structural engineering, building regulations, urban and regional planning and fire technology. Aspects of economics, administration and management, and information technology related to building and construction are also included. Coverage: 1989 to 2002.

    Design and applied arts index : DAAI (connect | more information)

    "Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) is [a] leading source of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards ... DAAI covers both new designers and the development of design and the applied arts since the mid-19th century, surveying disciplines including ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metalsmithing, graphic design, fashion and clothing, textiles, furniture, interior design, architecture, computer aided design, Web design, computer-generated graphics, animation, product design, industrial design, garden design, and landscape architecture."--Publisher description.
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    ecospecifier (connect | more information)

    ecospecifier is a knowledge base of well over 3200 environmentally preferable products, materials, technologies and resources. ecospecifier assesses and presents information on sustainable and healthy materials, products, technologies, training and published materials relevant to building design and construction, fitout, and some operational functions. Allows sophisticated multi-criteria product search functions.

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  • Expanded academic ASAP (connect | more information)

    Expanded Academic ASAP contains citations and many full-text articles on current events, general sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Designed primarily to support undergraduate-level research, the database is useful to anyone seeking information on these topics. Journal coverage is from 1994 to the present, and backfiles (1980-1993) are available for some journals.

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  • Green Building Council of Australia (connect | more information)

    Website of the Green Building Council of Australia. The Green Building Council of Australia's mission is to define and develop a sustainable property industry in Australia and to drive the adoption of green building practices through market-based solutions. Site includes information about the council, news, resources, events and advocacy, education and courses, and podcasts and audio/video presentations from various prominent speakers in the area.

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  • Humanities & social sciences collection (connect | more information)

    "Covers [full text sources] in agriculture, arts, Asian studies, business, cultural studies, education, history, indigenous studies, law, media, political science, reference, social sciences, science and technology. Content sources include peer reviewed journals, monographs and books, conference proceedings, research papers and reference materials sourced and indexed by RMIT Publishing."--Informit home page.

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  • Masters of architecture (connect | more information)

    An ongoing series of colour images from Pidgeon Audiovisual and World Microfilms. It has been digitised from the original collection of 58 slide sets which were published between the mid '80s and 2003. It includes the complete Masters of Architecture series and some additional suitable slide sets (approximately 6,000 images, all fully searchable.) There will be regular additions of similar sets of digitised images which will be automatically added to the website.

    Material ConneXion (connect | more information)

    Materials ConneXion is the largest global resource of new materials. Its library houses over 3,500 new and innovative materials representing the eight categories of polymers, glass, ceramics, carbon-based materials, cement-based materials, metals, natural materials and natural material derivatives. Complete Library information is accessible via the Internet, using the Material ConneXion's database.

    Newsbank newspapers : Australia and the world (connect | more information)

    Complete full-text content of more than 100 local, regional, and national newspapers. Covers community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded. 90 international titles are also available for searching.

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  • OnArchitecture (connect | more information)

    "OnArchitecture is an online audiovisual service providing a synthetic, deep and detailed panorama of the world's main authors, works, experiences and problematics related to the field of architecture. OnArchitecture's collection features original videos, such as interviews, buildings and installations, all of this enriched with a selection of complementary material - documents and audiovisuals - about the main authors and figures of contemporary architecture."--About page.

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  • Oxford art online (connect | more information)

    Oxford Art Online is an innovative new gateway that offers users the ability to access and search the vast content of Grove Art Online and Oxford art references (Oxford companion to Western art, Concise Oxford dictionary of art terms, and Encyclopedia of aesthetics) in one location. Users can also choose to view biographies, subject entries, or images when searching or browsing. This functionality allows users greater access to the more than 23,000 subject entries, 21,000 biographies, 500,000 bibliographic citations, 40,000 image links and 5,000 images contained within Grove Art Online.--About page.

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  • Pidgeon digital (connect | more information)

    Online version of the Pidgeon Audiovisual collection of illustrated talks by architects and related designers. This continuing archive, to which new talks are being added regularly, is a unique library of contemporary attitudes. Started in 1979 by Monica Pidgeon.

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  • RIBA British Architectural Library catalogue (connect | more information)

    Online catalogue providing access to the largest and most comprehensive resource in the United Kingdom for research on all aspects of architecture.

    RIBApix (connect | more information)

    Database providing unique images from the collections of the British Architectural Library at the Royal Institute of British Architects. RIBApix covers world architecture of all periods together with related subjects such as interior design, landscape, topography, planning, construction and the decorative arts. Many of the images are also of social documentary importance. All images on this site are the copyright of the Royal Institute of British Architects, but low resolution copies may be downloaded free of charge for personal use or teaching purposes. Higher resolution copies suitable for most types of publication or conventional photographs for private use or publication may be ordered online. (connect | more information) is the architecture, planning & landscape information gateway featuring more than 1,100 reviewed links to architecture, planning and landscape-related websites. It is a free-to-access resource aimed at academics, students, professionals, practitioners, and anyone else with an interest in the areas of architecture, planning and landscape.

    Standards : on-line premium (connect | more information)

    Allows searching of the complete databases of Australian Standards (over 7,700 standards) as well as ISO (International Organization for Standardization); IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission); ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute); and English language DIN (Deutsches Institut fur Normung) and JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards Committee) standards (over 34,000); excluding ISO and IEC draft standards. The full text of most Australian Standards may be viewed (exceptions being some handbooks, documents where the copyright is shared or drafts which are "clones" of other non-Australian standards), saved to file or printed.

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  • University of California Press [collection] (connect | more information)

    Database of over 440 electronic books published by University of California Press. UC Press is among the six largest university presses in the United States. Key subject areas include: Art and Architecture; Autobiographies and biographies; California and the West; Cinema and performing arts; Classical studies; Contemporary social issues; Cultural and ethnic studies; Food and wine; Health and medicine; History; Literary studies; Music; Philosophy; Poetry; Reference; Religion; Science and Social sciences.--IG Publishing.

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  • VicMap topographic (connect | more information)

    The Vicmap Topographic 1:30000 series displays natural and constructed features on the ground including contours, rivers, streams, waterfalls, lakes, vegetation, roads, cliffs, localities, park boundaries, shipwrecks and more. The series is available in both A4 and A3 standard mapsheets, covers the entire State of Victoria, is provided in PDF ready to print, and is generated utilising the most currently available Vicmap data. The mapsheets are immediately retrievable in PDF, and created from the most up to date and maintained State Government Vicmap digital information.


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