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.
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.
Information on materials and processes, including polymers, cement-based materials, glass, metals, ceramics, natural materials, and carbon-based materials. All the materials are juried into the database by a panel of material specialists and knowledgeable professionals.
To register for an individual login account:
1. Go to https://www.materialconnexion.online/
2. Enter your Cooper email address and a password, then click Submit.
3. Confirm Cooper as your domain
4. Complete the registration form on the next page.
The benefits of creating an account are the creation of Material Boards! You can save materials and then export those lists to excel or share them with other Cooper Union users. Also allows you to see recently viewed materials on the home page and browse the database from any off-campus location without first going through the library website.
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, published by the Getty Research Institute, is the only comprehensive American guide to the current literature of architecture and design. The index covers international, scholarly and popular periodical literature, including publications of professional associations; US state and regional periodicals; and major serial publications in the architecture and design of Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, offering millions of works from thousands of universities. Each year hundreds of thousands of works are added. Full-text coverage spans from 1743 to the present, with citation coverage dating back to 1637.
To find records for Cooper Master's theses, search "cooper union" in the University/Institution field. As of March 2023, contains bibliographic records for 784 Cooper theses back to 1969; abstracts for about 750 of these back to 1987; and full text/PDFs for 121 back to 1984.