New architecture journals database: Avery Index

averyThe Library has begun a subscription to the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals. This electronic database enables you to search for articles from across 325 current and 3,080 retrospective architecture journals from around the world.

Avery Index, founded in 1934, includes more than 800,000 records covering architecture, city planning, conservation, interior design, sustainable design, landscape architecture and more. It also includes 20,000 citation records to architects’ obituaries. The oldest paper in the database is from 1741, but the vast majority are for publications from 1890 onward.

Architecture students may already be familiar with searching the RIBA Library catalogue for references to papers in their favourite journals, but Avery Index has several advantages. The main benefit of using Avery Index via our Ebsco subscription is that it contains direct full text links to online articles available through architecture journals in our Ebsco subscription (e.g. Canadian Architect). For everything else, you can follow the Links button. This uses links resolver technology to automatically check for a matching article (or journal record) in our Library catalogue:


The Library’s current architecture journal display

If we have a subscription, this will quickly enable you to find the e-journal or e-article link, and if it is in print, the shelf location in the Library and a summary of which volume, issues and years of content we stock. 

The Library’s Literature Searching web page for Architecture & Civil Engineering lists the key databases for the subjects and they can also be found by keyword searching the Library catalogue. Using the links the Library provides will ensure staff and students can easily gain access using their University of Bath single sign on.

An example of a few popular titles searchable in Avery Index:

  • A+U
  • AV Monografias
  • A10
  • AA Files
  • Architect
  • Architects’ Journal
  • Architectural Record
  • Arquitectura Viva
  • ARQ
  • Baumeister
  • Burlington Magazine
  • C20 (Twentieth Century Society)
  • C3 Korea
  • Canadian Architect
  • Casabella
  • Country Life
  • Croquis
  • Detail
  • Domus
  • Dwell
  • Future Anterior
  • GA Document
  • GA Houses
  • Garden History
  • Grey Room
  • Harvard Design Magazine
  • Irish Architecture
  • Japan Architect
  • Lotus International
  • Perspecta
  • RIBA Journal
  • Shi Jie Jian Zhu / World Architecture (China)
  • Werk Bauen + Wohnen

Connect to Avery Index and search for papers. If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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