The Library has access to a variety of databases that will help you acquire a background into issues to do with Architecture, both in the technical realm and also in issues such as design thinking and philosophy. Use the Find Databases tool > Architecture > Top Databases  to see a short list of the best places to start looking for articles on Architecture.
Other Architecture Databases
IN addition to the top 5 databases provided in the link above, you may find the content from some of these databases interesting:
- 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.
- 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