Databases and Indexes for Architecture Research

American Planning Association, Planning Advisory Service Reports

Association reports on current issues and innovative practices.

ArchNet Digital Library

Islamic art and architecture.

Art Full Text

Art publications index with selected full text from 1997.

Art Index Retrospective 1929-1984

Citations to articles and books on architecture, city planning, landscape architecture, industrial design, and other arts.


Art digital images and related data.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

The basic index for architecture articles.

Building Green

Articles, case studies, reviews, product information, and news on sustainable building.


Cumulative index of publications about computer aided architectural design. To gain access, UNLV users create a username/password by clicking on the New User link and filing out the form.

Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)

Abstracts and citations for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals.

Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Literature Index

Citations and abstracts of journal articles.


Coverage on the impact of humans on the environment from government, general, and scholarly publications.


Archive of 700+ scholarly journals covering the arts and sciences, with content excluding the most recent years.

Oxford Art Online

Current edition of the classic art encyclopedia.  Access is limited to 4 simultaneous users.

RIBA British Architectural Library Catalogue

Index to architectural periodicals in the Royal Institute of British Architects library.

SPIRO, Architecture Visual Resources Library (AVRL)

Images in the Berkeley Architecture Visual Resources Library.