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Public Domain Journals online

USModernist® Library

USModernist® Library scans US architecture magazines and make them freely available to the public - in text- searchable, printable, and downloadable pdfs. Titles include: Progressive ArchitectureArchitectural ForumArchitectural RecordAIA JournalArchitect, Architecture, and more.


designinform Research Guides: Free-access, digitized art, architecture, design and craft pre-1923 journals.


SuperSearch is a great place to start for journal articles, books and almost everything else the library has, in one easy to use interface.

For searching with more focus and precision, try one of the databases recommended on this guide.

How to tell if a journal is peer-reviewed?

One of the best places to find out if a journal is peer-reviewed is to go to the journal web site. If you find the journal web site, look for the link that says information for authors, instructions for authors, submitting an article or something similar.

Another place to find out if the journal is peer-reviewed is to use one of the online databases such as Ulrichsweb. This directory gives you useful information about a specific journal including if it is peer-reviewed. You'll see the symbol Refereed next to the journal title if it's peer-reviewed (Refereed).

Key Databases in Art

For searching with precision, try one of these databases.

These databases contain a combination of full text articles and citation information about articles, book chapters, or books that link to the full-text.

Key Databases in Architecture

Other Databases


Subject Librarian

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Brooke Henderson
Art Library, Jewett Art Center
Phone: 781-283-3258

Major U.S. Papers

Other News Sources

Visit the News Research Guide for information about and access to all of our current and historical newspaper collections.