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This guide will help you find architecture related information including articles, books, standards, theses, images, video, data and more.

Find Articles

To find a specific journal article, search for the article title or the journal title in UBC Library's Summon database.

To find journal articles on a topic, begin by searching the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals.  Expand your search with other resources listed on the Databases page.


Find Architecture Journals

AASL Core List of Periodicals

The Association of Architecture School Librarians  (AASL) maintains a list of core architecture journals.


Print Journals @ UBC Library

To find a specific print journal, search the UBC Library's Print & Electronic Journals database and/or the UBC Library Catalogue.

Recent issues of journals are located in the Current Journals section (level 3) of the Music, Art and Architecture Library.  Older issues are located in the open stacks or ASRS storage.

For a selective list of print journals, search the UBC Library Catalogue by the subject heading Architecture - Periodicals.

e-Journals @ UBC Library

To find a specific ejournal, search UBC Library's Print and Electronic Journals database.

For a selective list of electronic architecture journals @ UBC, browse the online subject listing for: Art, Architecture & Applied Arts: Architecture.

Open Access Ejournals

In addition to the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) the USModernist library is the largest open digital collection of major US 20th-century architecture magazines.

Canadian Publications


For a list of Canadian architecture journals at UBC Library see the subject heading: Architecture--Canada--Periodicals.

Print Indexes
(See the Databases section of this guide for Canadian databases)

Alternative Format Journals

Current Awareness Tools

Want the latest issue of your favourite journal delivered to your inbox?  Many ejournals provide TOC (Table of Contents) alerts and many databases provide search alerts.  For more information visit UBC Library's Current Awareness Tools guide. 

Below is a TOC feed from the latest issue of Architectural Design (AD):

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