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Online Reference Shelf: Art & Architecture

Posted: Aug 10, 2007

Access to some of these resources is restricted to Rensselaer IP addresses. The symbol RPI Only follows those databases restricted to Rensselaer users. Off-campus Rensselaer users accessing via non-Rensselaer ISPs MUST USE the Libraries' Web Proxy Service.







  • Profile on the Web: Directory of Architectural Firms free

    "ProFile on the Web is a search engine for locating architecture firms and businesses in the United States. It is derived from the complete ProFile database and ProFile, the Architects Sourcebook, published by CMD and The American Institute of Architects (AIA)."


Visual Arts:

Building Products:

  • Abacus Construction Index free

    "Abacus Construction Index is a searchable directory of more than 1,500 websites and online documents for UK constrcution professionals".

  • The Blue Book of Building and Construction free

    The construction industry information network which includes over 800,000 company listings, industry classifications, and over 46,000 display ads.

  • Construction Web Resource Guide Covers resources in architecture, engineering, environment, and financing. free
  • 4 Claims to provide comprehensive access to over 4,000 manufacturers' websites. free
  • Sweet's Network is the construction professionals' primary search engine, featuring product data and construction industry news on the Internet. The Architecture Library also subscribes to Sweet's CD which is "an electronic product-selection and specification tool offering such digital content as an integrated CAD library, photos, illustrations, technical drawings and three-part specifications."

    In the reference print collection of the Architecture Library one can also consult the General Building Sweet's Catalog File - Architects, Engineers & Contractors Edition , Sweet's Homebuilding & Remodeling Catalog File, Sweet's Accessible Building Products Catalog File, Sweet's Light Source Catalog File, Contract Interiors, and Sweet's Directory.

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