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Thurs., 4/28 - Tues., 5/10:   Access to the Fine Arts Library will be restricted. to persons with valid PennCards, Penn Alumni Cards, Penn Libraries Courtesy Cards, or UPHS photo identification
About the Library
220 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
 
The Fisher Fine Arts Library supports study, teaching and research in contemporary and historical aspects of art, architecture, city and regional planning, historic preservation, landscape architecture, studio art, and urban design. Text and image collections, in analog and digital form, have a global reach and concentrate on the arts of the western experience, Islam, South Asia and East Asia, from prehistory to the present. Our digital and print resources are designed to meet the needs of students and faculty of the departments, schools and programs of the University of Pennsylvania. More....
Featured Resources
 
TRIAL: Building Types Online  The database Birkhäuser Building Types online is a resource for the study and practice of architectural design. It is based on the publisher’s high international standing in professional architecture books, on the knowledge of the authors and editors who are leading experts in their fields, as well as on the technical quality of the illustrations. The database offers exclusive and unparalleled, highly flexible and detailed search and browse access to the contents of the Birkhäuser program on building types. All content was written and selected by internationally renowned authors in architectural design.” – from resource homepage.  On trial through 4/30/16.
 
EAI - Electronic Arts Intermix Educational Streaming ServiceThe Electronic Arts Intermix collection spans the mid-1960s to the present and includes works by pioneering figures such as Nam June Paik, Bruce Nauman, Martha Rosler and Joan Jonas, as well new digital works by emerging artists, including Seth Price, Paper Rad, Cory Arcangel and Takeshi Murata. The Educational Streaming Site offers access to selected titles from the full collection.
 
SCI-Arc Media ArchiveThe SCI-Arc (Southern Calif. Institute of Architecture) Media Archive hosts over 1000 hours of continually–updated videos of architecture and design lectures, symposia and events featuring the most significant voices in architecture since 1974.  Browseable by year, theme, or lecturer.

Material ConneXion Material ConneXion maintains the world's largest subscription-based materials library, with more than 7,500 innovative materials and processes across all disciplines of design. Materials are selected through a strict review process  40+ new materials are independently juried into the library every month. This database serves as a remote entry point for users and features high quality images, product and manufacturing information, description, and application.

Databases
AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature: Abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage.
ARTbibliographies Modern: Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews.
Art and Architecture Complete: Indexes articles from art-related periodicals published throughout the world.
ARTstor: Large database of images of works of art, architecture and archaeology along with the necessary software to view the images, create personal groups of images and create presentations.
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals: Indexes architecture, architectural design, archeology, furniture and decoration, historic preservation, the history of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning.
BuildingGreen.com: Provides current research, thinking, and writing via Environmental Building News, the GreenSpec directory of green products, and the BuildingGreen Suite of online tools.
Digital Dissertations: Doctoral level dissertations completed at North American universities.
Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970: Rendition of microfilmed fire insurance maps for Pennsylvania.
Index to Current Urban Documents: Full text of U.S. and Canadian city and county publications, covering social, political, economic, planning, and public administration affairs and policy, as well as health, education, and social work issues.
JSTOR: Full text of articles in humanities and social sciences periodicals.
Oxford Art Online: Scholarly art encyclopedia covering all aspects of Western and non-Western visual art. Includes full text of the Dictionary of Art.
Philadelphia Architects & Buildings: Authoritative information on three centuries of Philadelphia buildings and designers.
Philadelphia Neighborhoods: Histories, Plans, and Futures: Searchable database of neighborhood-based reports issued by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission between 1946 and 1990.
Philadelphia NeighborhoodBase: Web-based, geographic data application developed by the University of Pennsylvania's Cartographic Modeling Lab.
Places in Time: Images, documents, tools, and links for pursuing historical information about place in the five-county Philadelphia area: Bucks, Chester, Delaware. Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.
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All City & Regional Planning Databases
All Historic Preservation Databases
All Landscape Architecture Databases
All Studio Art Databases
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