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Selected Databases for Design [GSD]

This list provides links to a curated list of electronic resources, licensed for Harvard use, and featured in the research guides supporting the work of the Graduate School of Design.

Design Research Resources

Selected databases featured in the library's subject guides. (Harvard ID and PIN required.)  
For a complete list of e-resources see E-Research at Harvard


HOLLIS+ | HOLLIS Classic | Harvard Library Mobile Web
MIT's Library Catalog (BARTON)
WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Google Book Search
Borrow Direct
HathiTrust Digital Library

Image and Multi-Media Sources

Pidgeon Digital (illustrated talks by architects and designers)
GSD Events Video Index

Article Databases

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1930-)
Academic Search Premier
Architectural Publications Index (interfiled with RIBA Catalogue)
Art Index Retrospective (1929-1984) and Art Full Text (1983-)
BuildingGreen Suite (articles, technical information, case studies)
Business Source Complete
CuminCAD (Cumulative Index of Computer Aided Architectural Design)
Design and Applied Arts Index
Environment Index (1973- ) 
Google Scholar 
JSTOR (Access to selected journals, excluding recent issues)
LexisNexis Academic
PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) (1972-)
Urban Studies Abstracts
Web of Science Citation Index (ISI) (1900-)


GSD Materials Collection Database
GSD Materials Collection Guide
Material ConneXion

Dissertations and Theses

Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest

Citation Tools

Chicago Manual of Style
Research Management and Citation Tools at Harvard

Reference Sources

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
Grove Dictionary of Art Online
Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

Statistics, Maps and Data

China Geo-Explorer ( part of China Data Online)
Social Explorer (Census data and maps)
(Digital) Sanborn Maps 1867 - 1970
Geospatial and Statistical Data Resources

Time-Saving Research Tools