Databases for Design

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Index of articles on architecture and design from American and international journals along with publications of professional associations and major international serials on architecture and design.
Reliable content on sustainable design strategies, green building materials, and case studies of high performance buildings.
Journal articles, exhibition reviews, and news items about all aspects of design and crafts, from textiles and ceramics to vehicle design, advertising and sustainability.

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Provides full text for over 8,500 magazines and journals over a wide array of academic disciplines.
Insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to market research reports and supporting documents.
Provides indexing to over 800 international English-language science and technology magazines and journals.
Full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books in the fields of art, art history, architecture, interior and landscape design, and more.
Includes nearly 170 full-text periodicals, and indexes thousands of English and foreign-language periodicals, yearbooks, museum bulletins, dissertations, and art reproductions.
Covering content for more than 55 years of art journalism, this retrospective resource includes articles, interviews, reviews and much more from over 600 publications.
More than two million art images for non-profit educational use from numerous art, architecture, and anthropology collections. See "more info" for a collection list.
Cross-searchable access to Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion and other fashion-related e-books, reference works, images, and more.
Provides full text access for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications.
Provides discipline-specific coverage of engineering, spanning thousands of publications, many in full text.
Full text journal articles on agriculture, ecology, renewable energy, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, environmental technology, law, and policy, and more.
Scholarly and general interest journals, as well as government documents and reports covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.
Core scholarly journals (especially back issues), ebooks, and images from a range of disciplines, with full-text searching and DRM-free downloads.
The Lens ingests, cleans, aggregates, normalizes and serves over 225 million scholarly works, 127 million global patent records, and 370 million patent sequences.
Articles and records on materials science and related topics, including over 700 full-text journals.
Featuring over 20,000 scholarly and professional books, handbooks, dictionaries, companions, and landmark book series.
Lets you search the holdings of thousands of libraries using precision search features, view detailed results, and link to University Libraries' holdings.