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Environmental Design: Articles

Subject Guide

Article Databases

 Online Journals

The titles below are online journals (note the coverage period, as you may have to use some earlier issues in print):
Arq: Architectural Research Quarterly
De arquitectura
Residential Design & Build
Grey Room
Journal of Architecture
Livraisons d'histoire de l'architecture
Space and Culture  


Why do we use artices?

  • are up-to-date.
  • announce new research before the information appears in books.
  • are useful to find out how an event was viewed or reported at the time it happened.
  • provide authoritative/scholarly/peer-reviewed information.
  • provide specific/specialized information on a topic.

Popular vs. scholarly articles

Popular articles: 

  • Usually published once per week or once per month
  • Geared to the general public.
  • Articles are generally shorter.
  • Articles not always signed.
  • Cover a wide range of topics.
  • Broadly summarize research and current issues.
  • Contain many advertisements and photographs.

Scholarly/Peer-reviewed articles:

  • Usually published on a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis.
  • Evaluated by and geared to scholars, researchers or professionals.
  • Articles always signed.
  • Contain articles with in-depth analysis.
  • Explain research methodology and research findings and have bibliographies.
  • Usually sponsored by an academic or professional organization


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