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Architecture - Finding Articles

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals – perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular resources. This page lists key sources for Architecture:

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Databases are the most efficient way of locating journal articles on a particular topic.  They search hundreds of journals at once:


Art and Architecture Archive not in Discovery 

Includes archival full text access to magazines including Architects' Journal  (1919 - 2005) and Architectural Review (1896 - 2005).


Use this resource to search for journal articles, e-books and images.  All visual arts subjects are included.  Links to the full text are provided, where available.


The RIBA Library catalogue can be used to find what journal articles and books have been published on your subject.


An academic journal archive containing thousands of articles on a wide range of subjects.

Tutors may recommend specific journals, for instance, to help you keep up-to-date with industry news and trends.  Here are just a few suggestions which you can browse online or in the library.


Follow the link above to search AJ for industry news, reviews, featured buildings and architects’ profiles. It is an important journal for your studies. To read the complete digital edition, log on to Construction Information Service (CIS), scroll down to the 'Technical Resources' section and link out to the AJ website. You can find lots of useful information here as well as a link to the Digital Editions of the journal. 

For alternative was to access the AJ online, view this video:


Weekly newspaper for architects.


This is one of the library’s most popular journals, which includes detailed drawings of a wide range of international buildings as well as reports and information on products and materials. See also Detail Inspiration.


This interior design journal includes information on exhibitions, case studies, feature reports and product reviews. This title can be searched online, but is best browsed in the library.

For more newspaper resources, visit the Finding Articles page in the  My Subject pages for History.


Nexis not in Discovery 

Full text of regional and national UK and international newspapers from the 1980s onwards. Useful for reviews and public opinions.

architectural materials & structural elements
architecture from 1400
civic planning
construction of buildings
design & decoration of structures & accessories
interior decoration
landscape architecture
public structures
residential & related buildings

See also:

You may also find relevant resources listed under: Interior Architecture & Design.

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