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Covers subjects from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. Providing over 600 full-text journals, more than 220 full-text books, and a collection of over 63,000 images.
A repository of images of art, architecture, and design. PLEASE NOTE: The Artstor website will be retired on August 1, 2024. Content, key resources, and functionality are moving to JSTOR. Follow this link for more information.
Includes engineering journals, magazines and trade publications, plus books, conference papers and more. More than 1,600 full-text publications and cover-to-cover indexing for nearly 3,000 publications.
Searches scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, and technical reports. Includes some full text links. Be sure to check out the advanced features available under "more..." below.
- To set up links to full text articles available from Cooper, log in to your Google account. Then, go to [Menu]--Settings--Library Links, search for Cooper Union and Save.
- Select Metrics to see lists of the top publications in various subject areas.
- Use the Cited By feature to follow an article forward in time - that is, to find other articles published after it that cite the older article.
Journals, transactions, and magazines published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Also includes Bell Labs Technical Journal back to 1922 and MIT Press Computer and Engineering eBook Collections (1943-2021). See journal title list here.
You will also see brief records, but not full text, for conference proceedings and other content.
Please note IEEE has decided to discontinue support of the Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) browser for the IEEE Xplore Digital Library as of 31 May 2022.
PubMed comprises over 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering.
Users must create an individual login account, using a Cooper email address. Follow this link for registration instructions. SciFinder is a research tool for chemistry and related sciences, a comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions. It is produced by CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society.
Multidisciplinary research database with access to content from over 14,000 active journals, magazines, and trade publications, with 90% of these peer-reviewed and more than 3000 including full text articles. Many of these are covered back to the 1960s and some as far back as 1911!
Archnet, an Open Access, intellectual resource focused on architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, conservation issues, visual and material cultures, and other topics related to the built environment. With a focus on societies in which Muslims are or have been a significant cultural presence, Archnet’s mission is to provide ready access to quality, unique texts and media that facilitate excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional work.
Asian Historical Architecture is a photographic survey of Asia's architectural heritage with over 42,000 photos of 1,500 sites in twenty-three countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philipines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.
Users must set up an individual login account. Access the text, plates, and commentaries—including videos of experts discussing Josef Albers's work. View and interact with the plates, access your bookmarked plates, chapters, and saved designs.
More than 600 titles available in fields such as computer science & intelligent systems, cognitive science, engineering, environmental science, information science, new media, and STS. Titles date as far back as 1943 though the majority have been published in the last 10 years. Title list available here.
Alternate Name(s):NYC Municipal Archives Collection
The New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery of over 1.6 million images. Selected from the world-class historical collections of the Archives, most of these unique photographs, maps, documents, motion pictures, and audio recordings are being made accessible for the first time. The gallery includes many complete collections; for others, only representative samples are currently on display.
Welcome to Smithsonian Open Access, where you can download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images—right now, without asking. With new platforms and tools, you have easier access to more than 4.4 million 2D and 3D digital items from our collections—with many more to come. This includes images and data from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo.
Founded in 1996, UbuWeb is a pirate shadow library consisting of hundreds of thousands of freely downloadable avant-garde artifacts. By the letter of the law, the site is questionable; we openly violate copyright norms and almost never ask for permission.
Urbanitarian is an independent online library of resources for professionals, government bodies, practitioners, academics, community organizers, planners architects urbanists, and urban designers interested in shaping the built environment.