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Images and videos: Art & Design

Finding and using visual media in your research and studies

Banner image sources: Pixabay 12345 licensed under a CC0 Public Domain licence.

Key journals in Art and Design

Find journals on your topic in OneSearch:

  1. Search your topic
  2. Refine your results by Resource Type to 'Journals.'

Finding plans

Image from Pexels, reused under a CC0 licence.

Try the following to locate plans or elevations.

 Avery index to architectural periodicals 

  • Do a keyword search using the name of the building or architect 
  • Look in the "Source" field. Generally if it has "plans" listed here the article will include floor plans of the building

Or limit your search further to find articles that have aerial images, designs, details, diagrams, drawings, elevations, photographs and more.   When starting a new search, select an option from the dropdown menu under "Physical Description" in the Search Options.


Use OneSearch to find books containing plans

  • Use Advanced Search
  • In the keyword box type in the building or architect of interest and the word "plans" e.g. Lloyd Wright AND plans
  • From the drop down menu for "Resource Type" select books


Try using other architecture databases to locate more articles with images, plans, elevations, etc. relating to your building or architect. 

Finding artists

To find work on or about a particular artist do a subject search on them in OneSearch 

e.g.  Frederick McCubbin