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Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals: Sample Searches

A guide to all aspects of Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals including content, searching, and viewing results on the new ProQuest platform.

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Sample Searches

Basic Search

You are writing a paper on contemporary reaction to the design and building of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.

  • Type guggenheim and bilbao into the Basic Search box.
  • Based on the number of results retrieved, it is a good idea to refine your results using the Narrow results by feature.
  • From the Narrow results by, go to the Date limit and drag the left-hand gray handle toward the right side of the bar, stopping at 1997. Drag the right-hand gray handle toward the left side of the bar, stopping at 1999.  Click the Update button.
  • Go to the top of the results page to the Sort results by pull-down menu (just above the Narrow results by) and resort your items by Date (oldest first) and click Sort.
  • To begin reviewing your results, hover over the Preview link available on each record to view the major fields of the record.
  • For additional record details, select the Citation & Abstract link under each record to view the full record.
  • Mark any records that interest you to save, print, email, cite, export, save to your My Research account, or to view selected items later.

Advanced Search

Your previous research has piqued your curiosity about the architect, Frank O. Gehry and his other projects most recently.

  • From the Advanced Search page and the first pull-down menu in the first search row, select Subject/artist.
  • Use the Look up Subjects/artists hyperlink that appears just below the selected field to search for all the available and relevant subject terms.
  • Type gehry and select the option "Contains." Click the Find button.
  • Select gehry, frank o., 1929-, frank o. gehry and associates., and gehry partners from the list of subject terms and click Add to search.
  • In the Advanced Search page, go to the second pull-down menu in the second search row and select Document title.
  • Type bilbao in the second search box.
  • In the pull-down menu to the left of the second search row, select NOT.
  • Go to the Publication date search option and click the pull-down menu.  Select After this date... and enter 2010 in the date box.
  • Click Search.
  • If you are dissatisfied with your results (you may think that you have too many results and could be more specific), consider using the Narrow results filters.
  • From the top of the results page (under the search box) click on the Save search/alert drop-down and select Create alert to receive an email when new results are loaded into Avery Index of Architectural Periodicals that meet your search criteria.
  • Enter your email address, choose the email format, and schedule your alert based on when you would like to receive an email of your results and how long you would like the alert to last.
  • Click Create alert.