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Architecture & History of Art: Architectural Databases & Web Resources



 Architectural Databases 

We have tried to include web links which will automatically provide institutional access where possible but please be aware that some may take you to a login page. We advise that you visit the iDiscover Databases A-Z page as this will more likely get you into the database without having to login or create an account. The below are a selection of architecture-related databases, more of which you will find on iDiscover as mentioned above. 

Click to open the architectural association
Click to open architecture at the V&A Click to open artstor Click to open the avery index
Click to open museum of Bath architecture Click to open British periodicals Click to open Cambridge journals online
Click to open construction information service Click to open design and applied arts index
Click to open hathi trust Click to open historic England Click to open historic England research
Click to open the international bibliography of art Click to open jstor Click to open the library of congress (prints and photographs online catalogue)
Click to open Oxford art online Click to open very short introductions Click to open riba architecture
Click to open riba library online (British architectural library catalogue) Click to open society of architectural historians Click to open scopus
Click to open worldcat Click to open zetoc  









 Architecture Web Resources 

Click to open arcat

ARCAT is the leading online resource of FREE building product information. No registration is required.

Click to open architonic

Architonic is an online community for architects, designers, home-owners and design enthusiasts with over 400,000 premium design products and materials.

Click to open barbour product search

Barbour Product Search is an interactive, online building product search platform for the construction sector that enables specifiers to source products and manufacturers.

Click to open building products index

A search facility to help with identifying products, trade names or suppliers from over 250,000 pages of data.

Click to open greenspec

GreenSpec promotes sustainable building products, materials and construction techniques. 

Click to open

Supplier and product information on the market, combined with articles and case studies to keep you up-to-date with sector innovations.

Click to open material district

Exploring joint innovation towards a more sustainable and improved quality of society, introducing new material solutions to design professionals.

Click to open riba product

Engage with designers and specifiers and share your product information online.

Click to open sweets (construction and building materials directory)

Building product source with comprehensive product information, CAD details, BIM objects, specs, catalogs, galleries, green product information CEUs and more on over 100,000 products. 

Click to open transmaterial

Online catalogue and expert knowledge of new materials and the latest high-tech and environmentally friendly products.


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