Design Research Resources

Selected databases featured in the library's subject guides. (Harvard ID and PIN required.)  
For more options see Databases


HOLLIS | Harvard Library Mobile Web
WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Borrow Direct
HathiTrust Digital Library

Image and Multi-Media Sources

Kanopy  (streaming on-demand video)
Pidgeon Digital (illustrated talks by architects and designers)
AP Multimedia Archive (700,000 Associated Press photographs,charts and graphics)
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)
Nexis Uni
PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) (1972-)
Urban Studies Abstracts
Web of Science Citation Index (ISI) (1900-)


GSD Materials Collection Guide
Material ConneXion
Material Order Search

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
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
MADCAD (online access to full text standards from ASTM, ASHRAE, IES, ICC, and USGBC LEED Reference Guides, as well as the text and CAD files for the Wiley graphic and design standards.

Statistics, Maps and Data

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

Time-Saving Research Tools