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This research guide will provide you with starting points for finding information on landscape architecture.
Note: Some databases provide the full text of publications online, others only index journals or provide summaries of the articles. In many cases you can link to the full text by clicking on the button.
Find articles from trade journals and magazines comprising key research material in the fields of art and architecture, dating from the late-nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Find content related to the field of fine art, decorative arts, architecture, interior design, industrial design, landscape, gardening and photography.
Find journal articles on architecture and design, including the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration. Excellent for finding articles containing images, plans and drawings.
A cumulative index of publications about computer aided architectural design. It includes bibliographic information about over 8,000 records from journals and conferences such as ACADIA, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SiGraDi, CAAD futures, DDSS and others. All papers include full abstracts. Full texts, in PDF, of some 5,400 papers are also available.
The Arts & Sciences collection provides access to over 350 journals from a range of disciplines across the Social Sciences, Sciences, Business and Humanities subjects. Search for Scholarly articles on Architecture & Architectural History, Art & Art history, Garden & Landscape here
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
Find videos of building walk throughs and interviews with prominent authors and figures of contemporary architecture -- architects, designers and academics. Each video is complemented with material such as links to further reading and bibliography.
Find scholarly reference, books and images covering topics on architecture, design, and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day. Useful research and learning tool for design and visual arts. It will support both students and academics by allowing them to explore the history and context of influential design schools, people, periods, places, and disciplines.
Full-text access to the majority of Australian Standards, Draft Standards and some Handbooks and ANSTAT’s. Royalty issues prohibit access to approximately 100 of the total 6,500 documents. ISO and IEC indexes are available
The National Construction Code is Australia’s primary set of technical design and construction provisions for buildings. As a performance-based code, it sets the minimum required level for the safety, health, amenity, accessibility and sustainability of certain buildings. The Australian Building Codes Board, on behalf of the Australian Government and each State and Territory government, produces and maintains the National Construction Code.
You will need to create an account to access the NCC.
Acumen Practice Notes is an online resource of architectural practice material, providing an extensive database of advisory notes on managing architectural practice and projects in Australia. The practice notes are continuously updated with new and revised notes and include downloadable resources such as the ABIC reference contracts (as applicable to all states and territories), digital versions of the Institute's Client Architect Agreement and the Client Architect Agreement for Limited Services, Guide letters and Client information notes.
The Environment Design Guide (EDG) is now incorporated under 'Environment', comprising over 175 peer-reviewed design notes on built-environment sustainability within the fully redeveloped Acumen Practice Notes suite
Find company and industry reports that provide detailed analysis on all aspects of Australian industries. Includes architectural services, construction and engineering industries. Find information on market share, projected outlook for industry and more.