ARCH 821: Design Research Seminar, Landscape
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Searching in periodical databases will retrieve the most recent scholarship on the subject. Remember to tailor your search to your choice of database.
Avery Index - [?]
The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals indexes more than 2,000 periodicals published worldwide on archaeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation, as well as architecture. Coverage is from the 1930s (with selective coverage dating back to the 1860s) to the present. The Avery Index is updated daily.
Sample Searches: KEYWORD landscape Simple Search: KEYWORD enclosed gardens typology KEYWORD enclosed gardens Advanced Search: KEYWORD light AND KEYWORD landscape KEYWORD landscape design AND SUBJECT time
Lists dissertations and many master's theses accepted at US graduate schools and universities along with some Canadian, British, and other European dissertations, beginning in1861. Abstracts included after July, 1980. Now part of Digital Dissertations including full text (PDF) of most dissertations accepted from 1997 on and also of some earlier works.
Basic search: KEYWORD architecture + KEYWORD engineering + KEYWORD infrastructure KEYWORD army corps of engineers + KEYWORD history
Includes Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Indexi which can be searched together or separately, The WOS databases include bibliographic and citation information for articles from over 5,700 science and engineering journals, 1,700 social sciences journals, and 1,100 arts and humanities journals. Updated weekly.
General search: TOPIC natural systems
TOPIC alternative constructions
Advanced search: TS = (construction technolog*) AND TS = design
Provides access to current and retrospective United Nations documents and publications. This index supports access to the comprehensive United Nations microfiche collection found in Government Information Resources.
ALL FIELDS sustainability SUBJECTS development
Citations for US government documents in all subjects. Updated monthly.
Basic search: remediation and contamination as KEYWORD
natural systems as KEYWORD
Large interdisciplinary engineering database, Ei Compendex*Plus covers journals, technical reports and conferences, and adds over 220,000 new abstracts each year. Includes book reviews.
Basic search: light and landscape as KEYWORD
(construction technology) and materials as KEYWORD
click on News || and then General News || Guided News Search
World News, North/South American News Sources: sustainability and land General News, Major papers: remediation and contamination
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