Art and Architecture

The following electronic resources have been made available by special arrangement for Columbia University alumni and Friends of the Columbia Libraries.

Alumni may access these resources by using their Columbia UNI. Friends of the Columbia Libraries who are not graduates of the University may obtain a UNI by contacting the Libraries Development Office.

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ABI/Inform Complete
Provides access to full-text journals and working papers in business and economics.  Also includes newspapers and country-and industry-focused reports.

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Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals: Alumni Edition
Provides citations to articles in approximately 400 current and over 1,000 retrospective architectural and related periodicals with primary emphasis on architectural design and history.


JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive
Provides full text and page images of over 1,000 leading scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication.


Research Library
This database provides access to thousands of journals from Proquest's general reference database. Search a mix of scholarly journals, trade publications and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines including business, education, literature, political science, and psychology.

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Butler Academic Commons

Academic Commons
Columbia University's digital repository where current faculty, students, and staff of Columbia and its affiliate institutions can deposit the results of their scholarly work and research. Content in Academic Commons is freely available to the public.

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Columbia University History Resources
Includes links to a series of informative timelines created in 2004 for Columbia's 250th anniversary website, a list of honorary degree recipients, presedential profiles, and links to the Bancroft and Pulitzer websites.


Digital Collections at Columbia University Libraries
An online resource based on some of Columbia Libraries' unique print materials.