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Architecture & Interior Design - Library Resources for Students: Databases

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What Are Library Databases?

MDC students have free access to over 100 subscription-based databases containing popular and scholarly periodicals, ebooks, videos, and other types of information resources.

The following videos by Yavapai College (Arizona) provide a good introduction to library databases.

What Are Databases & Why Do You Need Them?
(3 minutes)

 

Searching Databases
(5 minutes)

Architecture Databases

The databases listed below are useful for art, architecture, and interior design.

If prompted to log in, enter your MDC username and password.

(See also this printer-friendly PDF handout.)

To find articles:

To find digital images:

To find ebooks:

To find videos:

Plug Into Google Scholar

You might be familiar with using Google Scholar to search for information from scholarly sources, but did you know there's a trick to making it even more useful? The video below shows you how to plug Google Scholar into our library databases for increased access to full text materials.

Using Google Scholar
(5 minutes)

More Databases

For MDC databases that can help with your research on topics other than architecture and interior design, visit Research & Writing Guides: Recommended Databases.

If you are a resident of Miami Dade County and have a public library card, you also have access to the Miami Dade Public Library System's databases.