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Document Features

  • architectural drawings/plans
  • cartoon
  • charts
  • diagrams
  • graphics
  • graphs
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • musical scores
  • photograph of artwork
  • photograph of building exterior
  • photograph of building interior
  • photographs
  • references
  • tables

Publication Subject (JSU)

  • Advertising And Public Relations
  • Antiques
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Arts And Handicrafts
  • Building And Construction
  • Ceramics, Glass And Pottery
  • Clothing Trade--Fashions
  • Engineering
  • General Interest Periodicals--United States
  • History
  • Hobbies
  • Hotels And Restaurants
  • Interior Design And Decoration
  • Interior Design And Decoration--Furniture And House Furnishings
  • Jewelry, Clocks And Watches
  • Museums And Art Galleries
  • Packaging
  • Photography
  • Printing
  • Technology: Comprehensive Works
  • Women's Interests

Look Ups and Browsable Indexes

Art and Architecture Archive offers three (3) Look ups (i.e., browsable indexes), so you can easily find spelling or format variations of, for example, an author's name or publication subject. You can find the Look up links in the advanced search page and they are available for the following searchable fields: author, publication title, and publication subject.  For a description of these fields, please see the searchable fields table to the right. 

Note: Look ups are also available from the Command Line search page (through the Look up terms link located on the right side of the page).

To use and locate a Look up, select the field from the advanced search drop-down menu. If a Look up is available, under the search row you will see a link to the Look up (e.g., Look up Authors).  Look ups for Fashion Item and Company/Brand are listed in the Limit To section of the advanced search page.

Select the Look up link and then you will see a browsable and alphabetical index for that field.  There are some indexes that will not display an alphabetical list before searching for the term, rather you will have to enter a term first, and then the alphabetical list of matches will display.

Once you locate the index term that you would like to add to your search, mark the item, and then click the Add to search button. The index term will now appear in the advanced search form along with the appropriate pull-down menu selection.  You may select multiple items by checking the box next to each, then selecting either the AND or the OR Boolean operator radio button prior to clicking the Search button.

Searchable Fields

An accessible version of the Searchable Fields table is available below.

Field Name Label Search Examples & Explanation
Abstract  AB AB("less is more")

Abstract search will reveal search terms only in the abstract of the record.
Accession Number / Document Number AN AN(356894)

Searches both the ProQuest document ID and the Accession number.
Anywhere   ancient greek bronze sculpture    

Enter keyword(s) without a field code label to search the entire record.
Anywhere except full text ALL
ALL(chihuly)      NOFT(Guggenheim)

ALL searches for keywords in the abstract, author, title, and all additional indexed fields, but not the full-text associated with the record.
Author AU AU(silberman robert)

Use to find documents written by a particular author. Try searching on both the full first name and initials in order to retrieve all publications by a specific author.  Use the Look Up list to verify the various formats of the same name. 
Caption CAP CAP(chandelier) or CAP(horse)  

Used to find images/figures or specific words in the captions, such as 'horse'.
Country of Publication     CP CP(Canada)

Use this field to focus the search on results from publications printed in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain. This field is also known as Place of Publication
Document Feature  DF DF(Chart)     

Use to search for features within an article such as charts, diagrams, graphics, graphs, illustrations etc (see full list in the box) Note: Articles always appear in the viewer starting on the first page of the article, yet the document feature searched for may be on a following page, so use the page navigation in the toolbar to ‘turn’ the pages.
Document Text FT FT(arrowheads)    

Searches for keywords in the body of the article. 
Document Title TI TI(renaissance bronze)

Locates the occurrence of search words in the title of the article.
Document Type DType DType(essay)   

Finds specific document types such as article, review, poem, biography… refer to the complete list of terms in the Advanced Search limiter box. Usually combined with additional search terms for more refined results.
International Standard Serials Number ISSN ISSN(0036536)    

Looks for the eight digit International Standard Serials Number (ISSN), where available. Hyphens are optional.
Issue ISS ISS(447)     

Searches the issue number of a resource. 
Language  LA LA(Spanish)       

Original language of the document. Almost 90% of the documents are in English. The other most represented languages are Italian and Spanish.
Publication Subject JSU JSU(“Antiques”)           JSU("Building And Construction")

There are assigned publication subjects that are searchable in this database: Antiques, Architecture, Art, Building And Construction, Museums And Art Galleries, and Printing. Refer to the box for a complete list of subjects.
Publication date PD PD(19871020)     

Specific publication date. 
Publication Title PUB PUB(The Architectural Review)     PUB(Casabella)

This database indexes 30 publications. Use this field to focus the search on a specific title. Use the lookup list to verify the variants of the names. The full list with time coverage is reproduced in the Content page of this guide, and can also browsed in the Publications section of the search platform
Publication Year PY PY(1978)      PY (1914-1918)   

Use a single year or series of years (separated by a hyphen) to search for every issue published during that year or that course of years.   
 Publisher                  PB PB("Emap Limited")

This field can be used to locate publications based upon the publisher's name.
Source type SType STYPE(magazine)     

Finds specific source types such as magazines, scholarly journals or trade journals. 
Volume VO VO(100)    

Volume of a resource.