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Browse the tabs on this page to find books, articles, images, research help, and professional practice support. We're here to raise your game in all your design and history/theory pursuits. When your wheels start to spin or you're facing an important assignment, consult your subject librarian or the CDCL library specialist..
New Books on Urban Design
Quick Links: Best Resources for Urban Design
RIBA British Architectural Library Catalog
Citation index of journal articles in architecture, construction, design, landscape, and planning from 300 journals worldwide. Coverage: 1980s-present (selective earlier articles). Predominantly European. Includes books, manuscripts, drawings, and photos in BAL collections.
Art Full Text
art, architecture, art history, graphic arts, photography, motion pictures, and related fields; 1984-present
Limit: 4 simultaneous users
Art Index Retrospective
art, architecture, art history, graphic arts, photography, motion pictures, and related fields; 1929-1984
Limit: 1 user at a time
Artstor Digital Library
more than 2.4 million images of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, photojournalism, decorative arts, design, and visual culture
Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)
Public-access resource hosted by the Getty Research Institute. Coverage up to 2007. For background and link to list of publications covered, visit http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/bha/.
Building Types Online
Thematic essays on key aspects of a wide range of building types, including links to relevant case studies. Technical drawings for each building, reference photographs of exterior and interior, and high-quality vector-based plans available for download. User guide
articles, news, reviews, product listings, and case studies related to green design and construction
Design & Applied Arts Index
design and craft information; 1973-present
all aspects of human impact to the environment; dates vary by publication
International Bibliography of Art (IBA)
includes records created by the Getty Research Institute in 2008-9 and new records by ProQuest using the same thesaurus and authority files
more than 1,300 full-text scholarly journals
Access made possible with funding from the Class of '55 and Callie Jones Shirley Library Endowments
easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, economics, and more in communities across the U.S.
Urban Studies Abstracts
index to 200+ core academic and policy journals; 1973-present
This is an urban planning tool with comprehensive land use data and thousands of environmental, social, and mobility datasets.
Access is on a class-by-class basis due to the nature of the resource. Please contact Kathy Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org) to establish access for your class.
, Art & Art History
, City & Regional Planning
, City Planning & Real Estate Development
, Construction Science & Management
, Historic Preservation
, Landscape Architecture
, Planning, Design & the Built Environment
, Real Estate Development
, Urban Design
Library Research Tools
Clemson theses & dissertations. For terminal projects, select 'Student Works,' then 'Non-thesis final projects.' Requires Clemson VPN connection.