Not all periodicals in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and design are available in electronic format. Use this guide to learn how to find ejournal articles and place digitization requests on physical items.
We recommend starting with the Avery Index. For more information about using the Avery Index, click on the Journals tab in this guide and select the Avery page from the drop-down menu.
Need to locate articles on topics other than architecture?
Scan the other research guides for the subject you are interested in. Each guide will have a list of databases that are important resources for that subject.
1. Search for the journal title in Omni, our catalogue. If the journal is available through the University of Waterloo Library, you can click on the full-text database link under "View Online."
2. Although appearance and functionality will differ from database to database, look for an option to 'Search within publication', use the 'Advanced Search' option.
3. In the 'Advanced Search' you’ll be able to set your parameters to search within your specific 'Publication Title'. Pro tip: Put quotation marks around the full journal title to ensure the database searches it as a term.
Use the databases below to find journal articles relating to Architecture.
"Open access" (OA) describes scholarly literature available online and free of charge for anyone to access.
Such literature may be freely copied distributed, and used with proper attribution. While OA is a newer form of scholarly publishing, many Open Access journals comply with well-established peer-review processes and maintain high publishing standards.
Not sure where to start? The databases below cover many disciplines including health, psychology, technology, business and more.