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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Academic Search Premier: Alumni edition
Provides full text for thousands of peer-reviewed journals—as well as thousands of peer-reviewed indexed and abstracted journals.

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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.


Proquest 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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Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.

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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.