Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals is the major database for architecture. Many architecture titles are not cited in any other databases, not even Google Scholar. Researchers should still continue to use Avery Index during the shutdown. I have compiled a list of journals which are available electronically through the University of Waterloo Library system, including periodicals in foreign languages as I know many architecture students and faculty read more than one language. These are both current, and retrospective journals. Most have only partial electronic coverage, i.e. only select, or the most recent years of the publication are available full-text and online.
You can just execute your searches as usual and look for articles from the below listed current and retrospective periodicals. You might find this tedious and inefficient since most of your results will be from print only titles. There are several ways in Avery Index to limit your searches to journals that are available electronically.
Avery is an index, which means it has citation to articles only, not the full text of articles itself.
If the article you are interested in is in fact online through our library collections, a link to the article will appear in the 'View Online' section. Click on it.
To see what years of a journal are available electronically, click on the links found on Journal Indexing page of this guide. You will be automatically directed to the journal’s record in the Library’s online catalogue. Under the heading 'View Online' you’ll find the date range(s) for full-text availability. Please note, some periodicals, such as Grey Room, have embargoes on the most recent years set by their publishers.