Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, including bibliographic descriptions on subjects such as the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration. The database is not full-text, however, and one must therefore use citations from the Index to locate articles elsewhere in the CCA Libraries (or beyond). Below are instructions for how to use Avery Index to find citations, and how to use those citations to find materials in the CCA Library collections.
- From any page on the CCA Library Website, select the Online resources dropdown from the menu-bar and then select Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
- If you are off-campus please enter your CCA username and password at the prompt for access.
- To get started simply type a keyword into the search box, and hit "Search".
- Use the drop-down menus to limit your search to Author, Title, or Subject, or leave as "select a field" for a broad keyword search.
- Combine search terms using AND (for fewer results) and OR (for more results).
- Use the * symbol to expand your search (e.g., metro* for metropole, metropolis, metropolitan).
- Use quotation marks to search for particular phrases (e.g., "suspension bridge").
- Use the Advanced Search link to limit your search by date or language.
Viewing Search Results
You cannot directly view full-text of the articles you find in Avery Index.
- Select "Find Journal at CCA" to automatically search for the JOURNAL name in the CCA Journal Finder.
- If the journal is available in the CCA Print Holdings write down the exact journal title, volume/number or month/year, and page number(s) to locate it on the shelves.
- If the journal is available through another database, click-through to the database to search for the article you need.
- If you see a link to Find Full-Text, you can connect directly to another database for full-text online access.
To save, print, or email your Avery search results:
- Click the "Add to folder" link below citations you would like to save.
- Select the Save, Print, or Email links on the right of the screen.
- Fill out the formatting options as prompted.