The Library has access to a variety of databases that both specialize in Architecture and also that will help you acquire a background into issues to do with Architecture, such as design thinking, building and philosophy.
If you are having trouble finding what you need with any of the databases below why not try our Find Articles  search engine or Google Scholar  - these search engines combine many databases together, and draw from literally millions of articles to provide you with the best chance of finding that elusive article.
Top Architecture Databases
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- Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals 
This primary resource of architectural journals and magazines from around the world. Index only, use the SFX link to search for full text.
- Art and Architecture Complete
The second largest resource of architecutural journals and magazines, with the advantage of having some full text material.
- ARCH: Australian Architecture Database
ARCH is an index of Australian architectural and some design journals and magazines. Limited scope but useful for some Australian based searching.
- Australian Heritage Bibliography 
The Australian Heritage Bibliography is a useful database about historic buildings in Australia, and also contains information about Australian heritage generally. It can be searched in conjuction with ARCH if you use the Informit Databases i nterface and select both of these titles from the (long) list provided.
- Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
DAAI is an index of design journals, related to the Avery Index. Contains some architecture content.
- CumInCAD 
Free index to articles about computer aided architectural design. Partial full text. Requires to you to create a logon to access full text.
- Arts: Search 
Once called DesignInform- this database contains journal articles, biographies of designers and architects and digitized versions of 19th and 20th century art periodicals.
- Proquest  - Is the best superdatabase for design, in that it comprises DAAI and the Avery Index in the one search. You will get a lot of extraneous information from your searching however, so knowing how to refine your search will save you a lot of hassles.
Refer to this Tutorial  video for some tips on how to do that.
Science & Technology Databases
- ASCE Journals: American Society of Civil Engineers
Full text (complete) journals on engineering topics; includes Journal of Architectural Engineering 
- Science Direct
Science Direct has full text (complete) journals in pdf format; useful journals for architecture include:
Energy and Buildings, Applied Thermal Engineering, Applied Acoustics, Building and Environment.
Tutorial for Science Direct