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' section incorporates the Institute’s Environment Design Guide (EDG), comprising over 175 peer-reviewed design notes on built-environment sustainability. New and updated Environment notes are available exclusively on the Acumen Practice Notes platform.
Australian Heritage Bibliography covers the natural and cultural environment, including national parks, endangered species, wilderness areas, historical sites, structures and towns and is produced by the Australian Heritage Commission. It covers the period from 1987 to present.
ANREV Industry Data is a suite of analytical tools which can be used to undertake peer group performance and fees analysis, compile information on individual vehicles active in the Asia Pacific market, and to view details on fund manager companies, tax and regulatory issues.
The ANREV publications centre provides members with a fully searchable database of all publications released by ANREV (including ANREV reports, technical papers (Red Papers), and the ANREV Index) as well as other publications relevant to the industry. These include research and professional standards reports and snapshots, public affairs briefings and presentations from key events. Some publications are available to everyone, while others are restricted to registered users.
The Australian Architecture Database (ARCH), produced by Stanton Library, North Sydney Council, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from material held by the Stanton Library, North Sydney Council. NOTE: ARCH is no longer updated. ARCH remains available on Informit as an archive database with coverage from 1980-2015.
The AREF/IPD UK Pooled Property Fund Index measures quarterly total returns on a Net Asset Value basis. All of the funds included in the Index are collective investment schemes offering indirect exposure to the UK property market. The performance of their directly held portfolios is independently measured by IPD. The Library has access to data 2011-2014
A full-text archive of magazines comprising key research material in the fields of art and architecture, dating from the late-nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Subjects covered include fine art, decorative arts, architecture, interior design, industrial design, and photography. The magazines are scanned from cover-to-cover and presented as full-color page images; detailed indexing permits quick, efficient searching and navigation of this material.
Art & Architecture Complete provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. In addition, this database offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 780 academic journals, magazines and trade publications, plus over 230 books. The database also provides selective coverage for 70 additional publications and an Image Collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others.
Launched in May 2014, the Art Discovery Group Catalogue (ADGC) offers an art-focused research experience within the OCLC WorldCat environment. Researchers may search within this specialized subset of Worldcat data to hone in on a vast trove of art-historical literature held in an ever-increasing number of the world’s finest art libraries. These art library records are searchable alongside additional content from a multitude of sources in the large metadata pool derived from thousands of commercial and freely-accessible collections, portals and repositories provided by OCLC as the WorldCat Central Index. In addition, unique and important art-historical citation resources such as kubikat are now integrated within the ADGC, with others to follow, including the legacy files of the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA).
The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. ARTstor's community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.
ABCB Codes & Standards database provides a nationally accepted and uniform set of technical requirements for all areas of building, from design to construction. The National Construction Code (NCC) was developed by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) on behalf of the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments, and is referred to as the building regulation in all States and Territories of Australia. This service provides access to the National Construction Code (NCC), which consists of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) + the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA), and the Australian Standards referenced by the codes.
SAI Global On-Line Premium is a web-based service that provides always up-to-date access to the full collection of Australian Standards, plus optional access to international Standards from ISO, IEC, EN, ETSI, NSAI, JSA, and a searchable index of standards from ANSI, BSI, DIN and ASTM.
This database is a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture since 1934, covering the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation and interior design and decoration. It indexes over seven hundred American and international journals including not only scholarly and popular periodical literature, but also publications of professional associations, American state and regional periodicals, and the major serials on architecture and design of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. The index is published by the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University.
The Bloomsbury Architecture Library Core Collection offers an indispensable collection of resources to support the study of architecture, urbanism, and interior design. Explore 5,500 years of the world’s architecture through Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture 21st edition; browse through an interactive visual timeline of global architectural history; study in-depth buildings pages; or undertake research through Bloomsbury’s extensive library of architecture ebooks.
BUILD is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts published and unpublished material on worldwide information in the building, construction and engineering fields including fire technology. Please note BUILD is no longer updated and coverage is limited to 1989 - February 2002.
Cityscope is a commercial property database that provides detailed information on all properties and strata units within defined CBD regions. The Library has access to data on the following areas: Melbourne CBD, Southbank, Docklands, St. Kilda Road, Eastern Melbourne, Burke Road, Chapel Street and Richmond (Bridge Road).
CumInCAD is a cumulative index of publications about computer aided architectural design. It includes bibliographic information of papers from journals and conferences such as ACADIA, ASCAAD, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SiGraDi, CAAD futures, DDSS and others. All papers include full abstracts and many are also available in full text. Published papers relating to building performance may be retrieved directly from the IBPSA-website.
The library has purchased a selection of titles published by Birkhauser and made available on the De Gruyter Online platform. Birkhäuser is a specialist publisher for architecture, landscape architecture and design.
This database is the premier source of information for all aspects of design and crafts, from textiles and ceramics to vehicle design, advertising and sustainability. Covers journal articles, exhibition reviews and news items from 1973 to the present.
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) was established in 2002 to develop a sustainable property industry in Australia and drive the adoption of green building practices through market-based solutions.
ICONDA, The International Construction Database, covers worldwide technical literature on all fields of building construction, civil and construction engineering, and architecture and town planning. ICONDA contains references taken from sources in more than 20 different countries. Each reference has abstracts and detailed keywords in English. Information is sourced from periodicals, books, research reports, conference proceedings, business reports, theses, and non-conventional literature that is normally outside the public domain. Coverage is from 1976 to the present, and the database is updated monthly.
iG Library is the eBook platform developed by iG Publishing. It provides access to selected collections of eBooks from a wide range of publishers. iG Library allows users to read content via web browsers without installing any proprietary software, and also supports various kinds of devices and operating systems including the iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and Windows.
The IPD Australia Property Investment Digest is a source of data on the Australian property market. The quarterly returns quoted within the Digest are compiled from valuation and management records, collected from investors and property managers by IPD. The Library has access to data 2011-2014
IPD Direct Property Indexes report the market returns of the 25 most mature real estate markets, together with Global, Eurozone, Pan-Asia and Pan-Europe composite indexes, measured by MSCI and their partners.
Please note PERIND is no longer updated. PERIND will remain available on Informit as an archive database. Periodicals Index (PERIND), produced by the National University of Singapore Library, is a bibliographic database that indexes articles on Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and ASEAN (as an entity).
Online version of the Pidgeon Audiovisual collection of illustrated talks by architects and related designers. This continuing archive, to which new talks are being added regularly, is a unique library of contemporary attitudes. Started in 1979 by Monica Pidgeon.
Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from scholarly journals published by major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.
Research Professional is an online database of research funding opportunities and a source of international research policy and practice news. Member institutions are free to browse the content of the site, create customised searches and share information with colleagues. Information needed to get started can be found in the 'Help Topics' section.
Swiss Electronic Academic Library service (SEALS) is a service of the syndicate of the Swiss University libraries within the scope of the electronic library of Switzerland. Retro digitization of scientific magazines and their supply in the full text on the Internet (about 50 magazines of various fields)
Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
University of California Press is a nonprofit publishing arm of the University of California system. For more than 100 years, it has championed work that influences public discourse and challenges the status quo in multiple fields of study. It publishes journals in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The Library subscribes to selected UC Press journals.