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Interiors: Articles

The Interiors Program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of positions in today's interiors field.

Database Search Tips

Finding good information resources can be frustrating!

Make it a more satisfying experience by using these strategies:

  • Use specific search terms - A search for global warming will get thousands of results, but global warming and agricultural impact will result in fewer and more relevant results.

  • Try using the "Advanced Search" screen - You'll find it easier to add more terms to your search and specify where they should appear - for example, in an article title or subject heading.

  • Try an exact phrase - Searching for stem cell research will retrieve results with these three words, but to ensure that they appear as a phrase (together and in the same order), try putting them in quotation marks: "stem cell research".

  • Use "search options" or "limits" - limit your search to full text articles, academic/scholarly articles (what's this?) or to a specific date range. Limit features can often be found in a side menu or on the database's Advanced Search screen.

If you get stuck, contact your campus librarian!

Scholarly, Popular & Trade Journals

Your instructor may require articles from scholarly journals (also called academic or peer-reviewed journals) instead of popular magazines.

There's also something called a trade journal.

Multiple magazines scattered on a table.

What's the difference? Here's a quick overview courtesy of Ithaca College Library.

Database for Interiors

Interiors Online Journals

The following full text journals are available via GALILEO. Off-campus access will require the current GALILEO password.

            Articles and product information for those interested in architecture, design, and building.

            Presents articles on architecture, decorating, home furnishings, design, and practical home planning & maintenance.  Also covers travel, food, entertainment and gardening.

            Create dazzling color schemes for any indoor space. You'll quickly sharpen your color skills--and open the door to a more rewarding and profitable career with John F. Pile's Color in Interior Design. 

            Magazine showcases residences throughout the world. Presents outstanding residential interiores. It exemplifies fine art, antiques, architecture, and gardens.

            Provides a unique forum for the dissemination of academic and practical developments related to architectural engineering and building design management.

            Focuses on the activities of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland.  

            Professional magazine for architects and engineers in areas of business, design and engineering.

           Through collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection, and the Brooklyn Museum, JSTOR has developed a collection of 19th and early 20th century American art journals found in the libraries of these prominent New York City museums. These fragile periodicals are a rich source of images and text, which span the development of American visual culture and the evolving role of the artist and art audience within it.

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