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Architecture: Library Research Guide for Landscape Architecture Studio
City College OneSearch combines in one searchable place three things: the CUNY library catalog; a massive index of articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers; and unique digital content from the library. The purpose of a discovery service is to allow patrons to search quickly and seamlessly across a vast range of local and remote content while providing relevancy-ranked results in the type of intuitive interface that information seekers have come to expect.
WorldCat provides complete bibliographic information on nearly all materials published in all subject areas in all languages. It draws its information from the library holdings of thousands of libraries around the world. Included in the database are books, periodicals (but not individual articles), sound and video recordings, electronic resources, dissertations and theses.
a comprehensive listing of citations to journal articles published worldwide on architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation. Avery indexes not only the international scholarly and popular periodical literature, but also the publications of professional associations, US state and regional periodicals, and the major serial publications on architecture and design of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. This resource also includes the EBSCO eBook Academic Collection, a growing collection which currently includes 113,000 titles (as of March 2013). This allows students and faculty access to all these e-books, covering a broad range of disciplines.
BuildingGreen Suite gives information on green design in a membership-based website format. This online resource features comprehensive, practical information on a wide range of topics related to sustainable building--from energy efficiency and recycled-content materials to land-use planning and indoor air quality. BuildingGreen Suite integrates online versions of GreenSpec product listings, high-quality articles about green buildings, peer-to-peer comments, and more.
Google Scholar searches the Web for articles, books, and other scholarly materials in many different disciplines. Most searches return an assortment of citations, abstracts, and links to full text. To link Google Scholar to the City College Library's full text offerings, click 'Scholar Preferences,' type 'City College,' and click 'Find Library.' Then check the box next to 'City College - Find fulltext at CCNY.'
GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports to provide a perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. The database contains information for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet.
Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 500+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. This database is more appropriate for the advanced student or scholar, but lower level undergraduates may also find useful material.
ScienceDirect is a database of materials published by Elsevier and its affiliates, consisting of over 1800 journal and book titles. The overall focus is on science and engineering with some some social sciences and humanities titles covered as well.
Urban Studies Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to urban studies, including urban affairs, community development, urban history, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
Web of Knowledge Covers over 22,000 journals, 23 million patents, 12,000 conference proceedings, 5,000 books, and now scholarly Web content via the Web Citation Index. The searchable databases include: Web of Science (Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index) and Medline.
Joining the original Grove Art reference sources--The Dictionary of Art (1996), and The Oxford Companion to Western Art (2001)--are the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
Oxford Reference is a database consisting of over 180 reference books published by Oxford University Press covering all areas of knowledge. Oxford Quick Reference contains 125 core subject and language dictionaries, and over 16,000 illustrations, including colour photographs, line diagrams, maps, and tables. The database contains entries that are appropriate for students and researchers at all levels.
This resource is limited to five simultaneous CCNY users.
The ARTstor Digital Library provides more than one million images with tools for teaching and research. Its collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates from all over the world (read the full list here: http://www.artstor.org/collections). The collections encompass a wide variety of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, and world history.
Provides access to over 363,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage poster, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.
Resources related to sustainable environmental design. This research guide is Courtesy of the Berkeley Library, University of California
Manage your bibliographic citations. The following computer-based bibliographic management programs helps organize citations, format papers, and create bibliographies in a variety of styles. Each program allows you to download citation information directly from selected online databases into your own bibliographic database.
Legacy RefWorks is the older version of the online research management, citation, and bibliography tool. This version will be available for the foreseeable future. Legacy Refworks users have the option to update to the new version of RefWorks once logged in.
Citation Machine is an interactive web tool designed to assist high school, college, and university students, their teachers, and independent researchers in their effort to respect other people's intellectual properties.
A free open-source citation manager especially useful for new media sources (emails, websites, blog posts, maps, etc.). Easy to annotate, attach PDFs, and take snapshots of websites for future reference and allows synching to an online server.
For access to New York Times Digital, full access to the NYTimes.com page and the NY Times smart phone app simply register with your CCNY Email address.
Be sure to create a NYTimes.com account using your City College email address. You can enter a new password, or use your existing email password if you prefer.
Select the emails you'd like to receive from the NY Times, then click "Create My Account." On the Welcome page, click "Continue" and select "Check your email." Look for a "Confirm your email" message from the NY Times in your City College email account (it should arrive within 15 minutes). Click on the link to confirmation email.
If you have any questions please contact Sean O'Heir at email@example.com,
The Wall Street Journal is available to all members of the CUNY community. Use your City College email address to activate your account for online & smartphone app access. Click more for subscription details
1. Professor/Staff Membership Expiration
All professors & staff retain WSJ membership for one year after activating. After that, they will have to re-activate their membership.
2. Student Membership Expiration
When a student activates their membership, they are required to input their graduation date & year. This is their membership expiration date. If they graduate later than expected and lose access, they can always re-activate their membership.
CCNY also has subscriptions to several databases that contain the full text of newspaper articles from American and international publications:
The Chronicle of Higher Education is a newspaper and website that presents news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The Chronicle of Higher Education online service brings the complete contents of The Chronicle, with new issues on Monday mornings, as well as Web-only daily updates, searchable archives from January 1989 to the present, RSS news feeds and more.
Ethnic NewsWatch is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) full text database of ethnic and minority newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals published in the US, including magazines on business, child rearing, and ethnic history. Currently over 270 publications are included. The focus of the database is news, social issues, culture, and related issues. It is appropriate for persons at all academic levels.
This resource is limited to 95 simultaneous CUNY users.
The New York Times (1851 - 2010) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.