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ART_HIST_379-0: Special Topics in Architecture: East Asian Architecture (Hu): Databases

Ryōan-ji
Kyoto, Japan
c. 1450

Databases

As with journals, there are several databases applicable to architecture. Most will index many different sources of information, and cover a wide range of periods, artists, themes, etc. The easiest way to access a particular database for a given subject is the following:

  • From the University Library homepage, go to Databases and Journals, and select Databses by Subject from the drop-down menu.
  • This will take you to an A-Z list of all the databases to which the University subscribes. 
  • From the All Subjects box, select Art & Architecture. The resulting list can then be searched alphabetically.

Each database includes a brief description, so you don't find yourself searching for traditional Japanese architecture in a database devoted to 20th century conceptual art, for example. Although space precludes a full list of relevant databases, some of the most popular include:​