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Academic Search Premier
1975 - present   
A multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals.
Art Full Text
index 1984 - present; abstract 1994-present; full-text 1997-present   
Peer-reviewed publications in fine arts including art history, decorative arts, drawing and design, painting, sculpture, visual arts, and in architecture including architectural history, interior design, landscape architecture, etc.
ARTbibliographies Modern
1960 - present   
Provides journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art.
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
1930s -   
An index to over 2,500 international scholarly and popular literature on architecture, design, city planning, historical preservation, and landscape architecture.
Construction and Building Abstract
1985 - present   
Index and abstract to over 100 top worldwide journals on architecture, civil, structural, building and the built environment, planning, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as materials and energy.
Index to jourrnals and conferences such as ACDIA, ASCAAD, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SiGraDi, CAAD futures, DDSS and other publications about computer aided architectural design. Full texts of a number of papers are also available.
Hong Kong Architectural Publications Index
1988 - 2010   
The database, developed by the CUHK Library, provides index to 20 English or Chinese architecture journals published in Hong Kong. Articles can be searched by author, title, abstract and subject.
中國期刊全文數據庫 China Journal Net (CJN)
1915 - present   
Provides over 8,700 journals published in China, subjects including natural science, engineering, agriculture, philosophy, medicine, humanities and social sciences.
台灣電子期刊服務網 Taiwan Electronic Periodical Services
Includes more than 700 periodicals published in Taiwan. Its subject ranges from humanities, natural science, applied science, medical and life science to social science.
萬方數據 WanFang Data
Provides information about China including the full-text of academic journals, proceedings, theses, patents and standards, scientific and technical reports, laws and regulations, and enterprises.
ARTbibliographies Modern
1960 - present   
Provides journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art.
American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955
1933 - 1955   
Provides access to the index of doctoral dissertations accepted by American universities and includes nearly 100,000 dissertations from 1933 through 1955.
CUHK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection = 香港中文大學博碩士論文庫
1967 - present   
Holds more than 9,000 volumes of the full text in both English and Chinese of research degree’s theses and doctoral dissertations submitted by postgraduates of CUHK since 1967.
Digital Dissertation Consortium = 數位化論文典藏聯盟
Contains the full-text of more than 170,000 full-text dissertations from the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses subscribed by Taiwan and HK consortium members.
Dissertations & Theses @ Chinese University of Hong Kong (Dissertations & Theses@CUHK)
1997 - present   
Includes the full-text of CUHK doctoral dissertations since 1997.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland
1716 - present   
Index and abstract to more than half a million theses accepted for higher degrees by the universities of Great Britain and Ireland.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
abstracts 1861 - ; 24 page preview 1997 - present   
Index and abstract to doctoral dissertations and master theses from North American universities as well as from selected non-North American universities.
萬方數據. 中國學位論文庫 WanFang Data. Chinese Dissertations Database
Contains doctoral & masters theses from Universities in Mainland China.
Over 60,000 e-books.
EBSCOhost: eBook Collection
Contains a searchable collection of over 45,000 electronic books in a wide range of subject areas.
Historical Garden Design Online
16th - 19th Century   
Provides 16th to 19th centuries materials on garden design. Over 170 titles covering subjects on gardening, horticulture and garden design, and treating the technological aspects, ornaments, buildings and plant use. Many titles deals with important 17th, 18th and 19th gardens in Europe.
Springer E-books
The collection includes online access to more than 3,000 newly released scientific, technical and medical (STM) books each year. Now, more than 2,700 titles related to medicine are subscribed.
大学数字图书馆国际合作计划 China Academic Digital Associative Library
Includes Chinese rare books, Min Guo books and periodicals, modern books, dissertations, paintings and English books published before 1923.
Grove Art Online
Covering all aspects of Western and non-Western visual art, and provide links to important art images in galleries and museums around the world.
Provides more than 4000 dictionaries, dictionary, encyclopedia, and handbook with common Chinese terminology, characters, places, events, artifacts, chronological tables, synonyms, antonyms, idioms, slang expressions, proverbs, dialect, story, and more.
AJ Buildings Library
Contains hundreds of exemplar projects from British architecture, including every AJ building study from the last 10 years plus hundreds of iconic projects from throughout the 20th century. Each project featured contains full project data and comprehensive architectural photographs and drawings.
ARTstor Digital Library
Includes 1.4 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities and science from museums and photo archives. These visual collections facilitate the interdisciplinary approach to teaching and study.
Masters of Architecture
An ongoing series of colour images from PIDGEON AUDIOVISUAL and WORLD MICROFILMS. Includes the complete Masters of Architecture series and additional slide sets with approx. 7,000 images. Fully searchable.
Pidgeon Digital
Pidegon Audiovisual collection of illustrated talks by architects and designers.

Databases by Major Web Gateway

   Blackwell Reference Online
   CUHK Examination Papers Database
   IEEE Xplore
   Oxford Reference Online Premium
   Oxford Scholarship Online
   Project MUSE
   ProQuest 5000
   Web of Science
   中國期刊全文數據庫 China Journal Net (CJN)
   萬方數據 WanFang Data
   香港中文期刊論文索引 HKInChiP