Search: Architecture

What do I find here?

On this page you will find:

  • databases: multidisciplinary or subject-specific databases licensed by the Trier University of Applied Sciences, which offer you full texts, literature references or facts from the field of architecture.
  • journals: licensed journals in the field of architecture or databases which give you access to such journals.
  • research portals: websites that bundle information resources on architecture and often enable meta searches via library catalogues, databases and search engines.
  • other: link collections that lead you to e.g. subject-specific search engines, free e-books or information pages.  

Important: In addition to the search tools listed here, there are multidisciplinary search options such as library catalogues, scientific search engines and academic networks.

Metasearch tools can be used to search for subject-specific search tools on your own: →  databases, → journals.

Databases (licensed)

Bautabellen digital (construction tables)
  • Link: Bautabellen-digital 
  • Access: Campus network, VPN
  • Subject area: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction in general
  • Database type: Full text
  • Contents: The Schneider Bautabellen für Ingenieure (Construction Tables for Engineers) have been one of the standard works in the construction and architecture sector for over 50 years. They contain all the essential tables, formulas, definitions and laws that are required for studies and everyday work. The 24th edition of the Bautabellen is available in digital form in the online database Bautabellen-digital. Topics covered include:
    • building law
    • construction operations/construction process management
    • safety/occupational health and safety
    • mathematics/Construction Informatics
    • load assumptions
    • structural analysis/building dynamics/pre-dimensioning
    • concrete, reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete construction
    • structural monitoring/protection and repair/reinforcement/fixing technology
    • building materials and their properties
    • glass construction
    • masonry construction
    • steel construction/crane tracks/trapezoidal profiles, composite ceilings/composite construction
    • timber construction
    • building physics/EnEV/fire safety/waterproofing
    • geotechnics
    • road/traffic engineering
    • hydraulic engineering/Settlement water management/Environmental engineering
    • building surveying/building drawings
BGL Construction Equipment List Online
  • Link: BGL Baugeräteliste online
  • Access: Campus computers, VPN (Click on "Anmelden" without entering any further data. Simultaneous access by several users is currently not possible. If you receive an error message after trying to log in, the database is already in use. In this case, please try again at a later date. Important: Please log out if you have researched Baugeräte online, so that other users can also access the database.)
  • Subjects: architecture, civil engineering
  • Database type: full texts
  • Contents (DBIS): The database BGL - Baugeräteliste contains technical-economic construction machinery data. It offers research possibilities in 24 main equipment groups and contains more than 15000 data records.
Perinorm
  • Link: Perinorm
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN
  • Subject: architecture, civil engineering and surveying, chemistry, electrical engineering, measurement and control technology, agriculture and forestry, horticulture, fisheries, home economics, nutrition, mechanical engineering, materials science, manufacturing technology, mining and metallurgy, traffic engineering, precision engineering, medicine, general technology
  • Database type: Full texts, references, facts
  • Rights of use: The full texts accessible via the licence may only be used by members of Trier University of Applied Sciences within the boundaries of the copyright law. Passing on to third parties is not permitted. Passing on to third parties is not permitted. The exact terms of use can be found on the database website under "Info" > "Terms & Conditions".

  • Contents: Perinorm allows you, among other things

    • full-text search for DIN standards without VDE identification,

    • full-text search for DIN-EN standards,

    • search for the bibliographic data of more than two million national, European and international standards as well as technical regulations (VDI guidelines, ISO standards, etc.).

  • Guidance: Perinorm offers you, among other things, the possibility to search for a standard or guideline with the help of the document number:

    1. Open Perinorm (via campus computer or VPN).
    2. Switch to the English surface (top bar).
    3. Enter the document number, e.g. 748 for DIN 748-1 or 690 for DIN ISO 690. a) Simple search mask: Tick the box "Search in document number only" below the search line. b) Advanced search mask: Select the field "Document identifier+" for entry.
    4. Submit the search via the "Search" button.
    5. You receive a hit list. The current editions of the standards are placed at the top.
    6. If the standard you are looking for is available as full text, you will see a blue bordered document symbol with or without a country flag on the left.
    7. Click on the symbol. The full text is made available.

    Note: Please note that a document number can apply to more than one standard. For example, searching with "748" will lead you to DIN 748-1 (shaft ends) and DIN EN 748 (playing field equipment).

    Detailed instructions and further search aids can be found here:
    Perinorm userguide
    Perinorm manual
    Collection of technical rules

RSWB PLUS
  • Link: RSWB PLUS
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN
  • Subjects: architecture, civil engineering, construction law, interior design, building services engineering
  • Database type: references (incl. abstracts)
  • Contents: In addition to the bibliography of the German databases of buildings RSWB, RSWB PLUS also contains information from the international databases of buildings ICONDA. RSWB provides bibliographic references to publications from the German-speaking area in the areas of spatial planning, urban planning, housing and construction. ICONDA is created in international cooperation and contains contributions from various countries in the fields of structural engineering, civil engineering, architecture and urban planning. It contains references to articles from specialist journals, textbooks and book chapters, building standards and regulations, laws, research reports, dissertations, company publications, etc. The abstracts are in German or English. The search result improves when searching bilingual.
SpringerLink
  • Links: SpringerLink (Campus computer, VPN), SpringerLink (Shibboleth)
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN, Shibboleth
  • Subjects: multidisciplinary
  • Database type: full texts (i. a. e-books, e-articles), references
  • Contents: Licensed are the packages:

    - Business and Economics (2010 to 2015)
    - Business and Management (as of 2016)
    - Earth and Environmental Science (as of 2009)
    - Economics (as of 2007)
    - Economics and Finance (as of 2016)
    - Energy (2013 to 2020)
    - Technology and Computer Science (as of 2010)
TEMA - Technology and Management
  • Link: TEMA - Technology and Management
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN
  • Subjects: Mechanical and plant engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and information technology, energy technology, materials, textile technology, medical technology, mining, business management and organisation
  • Database type: references (incl. abstracts)
  • Contents: The database aggregates information from German and international scientific and applied specialist literature such as journals, conference reports, research reports and dissertations, as well as other hard-to-find literature. It includes the subject databases:
    - DOMA® mechanical engineering and plant engineering,
    - ZDE - electrical engineering, electronics and information technology,
    - ENTEC energy technology,
    - WEMA® materials
    - TOGA® textile technology,
    - MEDITEC medical technology,

    - BERG mining,
    - BEFO management and organization.

VDE Standards Library Online
  • Link: VDE Standards Library Online
  • Access: campus computer, VPN
  • Subject areas: electrical engineering, electronics, information technology
  • Database type: full texts, references
  • Contents: VDE is the abbreviation for the Association of German Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies. The VDE defines regulations and guidelines that serve the safety of the fields of electrical engineering, electronics and information technology and publishes them as VDE standards. The entire VDE body of regulations comprises several thousand valid DIN VDE standards, which are updated automatically. Groups 0 to 8 of the standards are unlocked for university members (including VDE guidelines, DIN-EN, DIN-IEC-EN standards, etc.).
  • Search hints:
    • If you are searching for "VDE 0687", for example, please always search with the leading "0", i.e. "0687" and not "687". The prefix "VDE" can be omitted.
    • To search for standards, especially current DIN standards, university members can also use the Perinorm database.
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Wiley Online Library
  • Link: Wiley Online Library (campus computer, VPN)
  • Access: campus computer, VPN
  • Subjects: multidisciplinary
  • Database type: full texts (journal articles), references (also: books, reference works)
  • Contents (DBIS): The "Wiley Online Library" is a multidisciplinary publishing portal that offers a variety of sources under one interface: electronic journals, books and book series as well as reference works published by Wiley / Wiley-VCH. The portal offers search options under various aspects including access to abstracts and full texts of open access journals. With purchased licenses, further full texts can be accessed.
Wiso
  • Link: wiso
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN
  • Subjects: Economics, social sciences, psychology, law, technology
  • Database type: full texts (journal articles, newspaper articles), facts (company and market information)
  • Contents: The wiso database offers various media formats in the fields of economics and social sciences, psychology, law and technology. The University of Trier has licensed access to the module "journals" for its members. It makes it possible to access more than thirteen million German and English-language full texts from national and international (practitioner) journals, for example in the fields of 'Marketing & Advertising', 'Electrical Industry', 'IT', 'Legislation' or 'Environmental Management'.

Journals (licensed)

SpringerLink
  • Links: SpringerLink (Campus computer, VPN), SpringerLink (Shibboleth)
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN, Shibboleth
  • Journals: Via the database you have access to the architecture and design journal URBAN DESIGN International.
Wiso
  • Link: wiso
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN
  • Journals: Via the database you have access to a number of practical journals in the field of construction & trade, such as the bba Bau Beratung Architektur or the bau.zeitung.

Research portals

Arthistoricum
  • Link: Specialist Service Arthistoricum (Art, Photography, Design)
  • Subjects: art history, design
  • Description (DBIS): Arthistoricum.net is a modular portal for art history research and teaching. It is a joint portal of the Heidelberg University Library and the Saxon State Library, State and University Library Dresden (SLUB), which is operated in cooperation with the Institute for Art History of the LMU Munich and other partners.

    Arthistoricum.net allows a comprehensive research on the entire spectrum of art history: starting with the medieval and modern art history of the European countries and art influenced by Europe in the USA, Canada and Australia, throughout the period from the early Christian era to 1945 - united in the Heidelberg Collection focus art history. Subsequently, it continued with the entire history of art since 1945 of the countries of Europe and North America as components of the Dresden collection focus on contemporary art.
    The most comprehensive proof of art-historical publications, whether printed, hybrid or genuinely published online forms the core of the search. With the components "Publishing" and "Reviews" arthistoricum.net supports internet-based scientific work and publishing in the sense of Open Access. In the "Topics" section, arthistoricum.net offers digital copies of specialized text collections as well as access and information on research-relevant image sources. Together with the "theme portals", forums on individual aspects of art and art history will be presented beyond the literature. A blog on numerous art-science topics completes the offer (Stand: 05/2018).

DigiBib
  • Link: DigiBib (Digital Library)
  • Subjects: multidisciplinary
  • Link collection: Under the tab "Additional E-Media", the DigiBib offers you a collection of database and website links from the fields of architecture and arts & design.
TIB Portal
  • Link: Technical Information Library (TIB-Portal)
  • Subjects: Architecture, civil engineering and surveying, chemistry, electrical engineering, measurement and control technology, energy, environmental protection, nuclear technology, computer science, mathematics, physics, technology in general
  • Description (DBIS): Launched in January 2016, the TIB portal brings together the previous websites of the “Technische Informationsbibliothek” and the University Library Hannover. The former portal for technology and science "GetInfo" is now also integrated into the new TIB portal. Through this new portal, the TIB offers access to several million data sets from specialist databases, publishing offers and library catalogs (State: 05/2018).

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