Acumen is the Institute’s practice advisory service for architects. It covers such things as financial management, risk management, insurances and indemnity, legislation and contracts. Acumen aims to provide architects with the most relevant and up-to-date advisory material and news about managing an architectural practice and managing architectural projects.
Australian Heritage Bibliography covers the natural and cultural environment, including national parks, endangered species, wilderness areas, historical sites, structures and towns and is produced by the Australian Heritage Commission. It covers the period from 1987 to present.
ANREV Industry Data is a suite of analytical tools which can be used to undertake peer group performance and fees analysis, compile information on individual vehicles active in the Asia Pacific market, and to view details on fund manager companies, tax and regulatory issues.
The ANREV publications centre provides members with a fully searchable database of all publications released by ANREV (including ANREV reports, technical papers (Red Papers), and the ANREV Index) as well as other publications relevant to the industry. These include research and professional standards reports and snapshots, public affairs briefings and presentations from key events. Some publications are available to everyone, while others require the username and password below.
The Australian Architecture Database (ARCH), produced by Stanton Library, North Sydney Council, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from material held by the Stanton Library, North Sydney Council. It covers the period from1980 to present.
The AREF/IPD UK Pooled Property Fund Index measures quarterly total returns on a Net Asset Value basis. All of the funds included in the Index are collective investment schemes offering indirect exposure to the UK property market. The performance of their directly held portfolios is independently measured by IPD. The Library has access to data 2011-2014
A full-text archive of magazines comprising key research material in the fields of art and architecture, dating from the late-nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Subjects covered include fine art, decorative arts, architecture, interior design, industrial design, and photography. The magazines are scanned from cover-to-cover and presented as full-color page images; detailed indexing permits quick, efficient searching and navigation of this material.
Art & Architecture Source covers a broad range of subjects from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. It features indexing and abstracts for an array of international journals, a collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and other sources, and hundreds of full text books and journals. Coverage dating back to 1921.
ABCB Codes & Standards database provides a nationally accepted and uniform set of technical requirements for all areas of building, from design to construction. The National Construction Code (NCC) was developed by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) on behalf of the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments, and is referred to as the building regulation in all States and Territories of Australia. This service provides access to the National Construction Code (NCC), which consists of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) + the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA), and the Australian Standards referenced by the codes.
SAI Global On-Line Premium is a web-based service that provides always up-to-date access to the full collection of Australian Standards, plus optional access to international Standards from ISO, IEC, EN, ETSI, NSAI, JSA, and a searchable index of standards from ANSI, BSI, DIN and ASTM.
This database is a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture since 1934, covering the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation and interior design and decoration. It indexes over seven hundred American and international journals including not only scholarly and popular periodical literature, but also publications of professional associations, American state and regional periodicals, and the major serials on architecture and design of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. The index is published by the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University.
BUILD is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts published and unpublished material on worldwide information in the building, construction and engineering fields including fire technology. Please note BUILD is no longer updated and coverage is limited to 1989 - February 2002.
Cityscope is a commercial property database that provides detailed information on all properties and strata units within defined CBD regions. The Library has access to data on the following areas: Melbourne CBD, Southbank, Docklands, St. Kilda Road, Eastern Melbourne, Burke Road, Chapel Street and Richmond.
CumInCAD is a cumulative index of publications about computer aided architectural design. It includes bibliographic information about over 11,000 records from journals and conferences such as ACADIA, ASCAAD, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SiGraDi, CAAD futures, DDSS and others. Full texts, in PDF, of some 8,100 papers are also available. A separate index of some 1,700 papers in Spanish language are maintained. Published papers relating to building performance may be retrieved directly from the IBPSA-website.
The library has purchased a selection of titles published by Birkhauser and made available on the De Gruyter Online platform. Birkhäuser is a specialist publisher for architecture, landscape architecture and design.
This database is the premier source of information for all aspects of design and crafts, from textiles and ceramics to vehicle design, advertising and sustainability. Covers journal articles, exhibition reviews and news items from 1973 to the present.
The Environment Design Guide (EDG) published by the Australian Institute of Architects, is a source of environmental design advice for architects and building professionals. EDG was launched in 1995, with its mission to promote sustainable practice in the built environment. EDG comprises peer-reviewed, regularly updated design notes on built-environment sustainability. It is updated with new and revised notes year-round. EDG News is an e-newsletter with news and opinion, briefs and reviews, abstracts from papers, and listings of upcoming events and seminars. It is published every 2 months and is free.
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) was established in 2002 to develop a sustainable property industry in Australia and drive the adoption of green building practices through market-based solutions.
ICONDA, The International Construction Database, covers worldwide technical literature relating to all aspects of planning and construction. ICONDA contains references taken from sources in more than 20 different countries. Each reference has abstracts and detailed keywords in English. Information is sourced from periodicals, books, research reports, conference proceedings, business reports, theses, and non-conventional literature that is normally outside the public domain. Coverage is from 1976 to the present, and the database is updated monthly.
iG Library is the eBook platform developed by iG Publishing. It provides access to selected collections of eBooks from a wide range of publishers. iG Library allows users to read content via web browsers without installing any proprietary software, and also supports various kinds of devices and operating systems including the iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and Windows.
The IPD Australia Property Investment Digest is a source of data on the Australian property market. The quarterly returns quoted within the Digest are compiled from valuation and management records, collected from investors and property managers by IPD. The Library has access to data 2011-2014
Please note PERIND is no longer updated. PERIND will remain available on Informit as an archive database. Periodicals Index (PERIND), produced by the National University of Singapore Library, is a bibliographic database that indexes articles on Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and ASEAN (as an entity).
Online version of the Pidgeon Audiovisual collection of illustrated talks by architects and related designers. This continuing archive, to which new talks are being added regularly, is a unique library of contemporary attitudes. Started in 1979 by Monica Pidgeon.
Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from scholarly journals published by major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.
Swiss Electronic Academic Library service (SEALS) is a service of the syndicate of the Swiss University libraries within the scope of the electronic library of Switzerland. Retro digitization of scientific magazines and their supply in the full text on the Internet (about 50 magazines of various fields)
Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
University of California Press is a nonprofit publishing arm of the University of California system. For more than 100 years, it has championed work that influences public discourse and challenges the status quo in multiple fields of study. It publishes journals in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The Library subscribes to selected UC Press journals.