Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

The database "Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals" provides a comprehensive list of journal articles on architecture and design, including bibliographical descriptions of topics such as history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, historical monument preservation and interior design and decoration. It contains more than 440,000 references mapping more than 700 American and international journals. These include not only scientific and popular periodical literature, but also publications by professional associations, American state and regional journals and the most important journals on architecture and design from Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia.

Topics: Archaeology, Architecture, Architectural design, Urban planning, Furniture and decoration, Historical preservation, History of architecture, Interior design, Landscape architecture, Urban planning.


This database is accessible within the Ghent University network.

Search Tips

Using Basic Search you enter a search term and then you have the possibility to filter the search result by selecting the type of source, date of publication, language, ...

- You can use the Bolean operators AND - OR - NOT.

- ? replaces 0 or 1 characters.

- * replaces 0, 1 or more characters.

- If you want to retain a sequence of terms, put it within quotation marks, e.g. "Italian Renaissance".

Using Advanced Search you can specify which field to search a term in, as well as the publication date. You can also narrow down by type of source, language, place of publication.

In your search results you will see the link Fulltext@UGent below the title of each article. This is your link to our catalogue, where you can see how to get the article you are looking for. There are several possibilities:

  • Full text available: click on the link offered
  • Document delivery: Scanned article from print collections (UGent only)
  • Document delivery: From any library worldwide (paying service) = Interlibrary loan (ILL) request


To export a citation to EndNote: select and open an article, choose Cite on the right side of the article. Consult with your teacher which citation style is used. Whatever you use, be consistent.

To import the citation in EndNote, choose Save on the right side of the article and then RIS. An "export/save" window appears, then click on continue. A pop-up will appear at the bottom asking if you want to open or save the requested information, click on Open. Your citation will now be saved in EndNote. Note: make sure you start all your applications (browser, Endnote, Word, ...) via Athena, otherwise the import will not work.

You can also download multiple citations at once from the search results page. Click on the checkbox to the left of each article you are interested in or, to download all quotes from the visible search results page, tick Select 1-20, this will select all the articles on that page. Click on Save in the upper right corner of the results, select RIS (works with EndNote, Citavi, etc.), click on Download. A pop-up will appear at the bottom asking if you want to open or save the requested information, click on Open. Your quotes will now be saved in EndNote.

Alerts & saving searches

You have the possibility to see your recent search history (recent searches) and to save your search results (save search/alert). You can create your own free account to save your search results for your next search session. With this account you can also receive e-mail alerts when new documents matching your search become available in ProQuest (= overarching database to which the Avery index to architectural periodicals belongs).


Do you experience any problems using this database? At the bottom left of your search results you will find a chat window to contact the Ghent University library.

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Last modified June 23, 2020, 8:58 p.m.