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K-State Today

May 9, 2012

New resources for architecture at K-State Libraries

Submitted by Donna Ekart

During the past academic year, K-State Libraries has increased print and electronic subscriptions in a variety of academic disciplines. Here are a few recent purchases that should be of interest to faculty and students in architecture, with overlap in planning, design, engineering, art and other related fields.


  • Archivision Digital Resource Library – a collection of 53,000 high quality images with extensive metadata. It is intended to be a diverse and  rich image resource for students and faculty in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, archaeology, art and art history.
  • Material ConneXion – a database of contemporary materials used in industry, construction, and other aspects of life. It provides information about the properties of the materials, current uses, and their producers and places of production. The information is used by industry, architects, engineers and others.


  • Mark: Mark magazine is a platform for the practice and perception of architecture at the dawn of the third millennium. Mark has a radically international perspective, shining its spotlight on established architects and new talent alike. The magazine explores the boundaries of architecture and anticipates the industry’s future.
  • The Plan: architecture and technologies in detail: one of the most acclaimed architecture and design reviews on the market. Taking a strongly international approach, it compels a readership of professionals from the sectors of architecture, design, building and real estate as well as university faculty.
  • ’scape: an international magazine for landscape architecture and urbanism. It offers a journalistic, critical, and professional view of the design of landscapes and townscapes, written for garden and landscape architects, urban designers, architects, planners, ecologists, developers, geographers, and artists.
  • Innovation: the Industrial Designers Society of America's quarterly design journal and one of the best places to learn about the practice of design.
  • HERD, Health Environments Research and Design Journal: an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal whose mission is to enhance the knowledge and practice of evidence-based health care design by disseminating research findings, discussing issues and trends, and translating research to practice.

For help using or accessing any of these resources, to schedule related course instruction, or for questions regarding current or future purchases, K-State Libraries has a team of librarians and staff ready to work with you. Please contact Thomas Bell, faculty and graduate services librarian; Ellen Urton, undergraduate and community services librarian; Casey Hoeve, content development librarian; or Maxine Ganske, library assistant III.