Databases - alphabetical list

Alphabetical list of the AHO Library's online resources.

Databases marked with can only be accessed on campus.


ACM Digital Library

Full text collection
from The Association for Computing Machinery of every article published by ACM, including over 50 years of archives.


Index to Norwegian articles on architecture.

Art & Architecture

A leading database for the study of art and architecture, this database provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. In addition, Art & Architecture Complete offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 780 academic journals, magazines and trade publications, as well as for over 230 books. The database also provides selective coverage for 70 additional publications and an Image Collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others.

Access via Ebsco.


Norwegian newspaper articles - full-text. Click on Login for access.

Avery  - Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

The world's leading architectural index database. American.


AHO’s library catalogue, but also catalogue for most of the other university, college and research libraries in Norway.

Britannica Encyclopædia

Resource to search or browse for information in encyclopaedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites. With over 73,000 articles, Encyclopædia Britannica is one of the most complete and accurate information sources in the world.

Byggforsk kunnskapssystemer

Building Research Design Guides (Byggforskserien) from  SINTEF Building and Infrastructure.


Index to articles on design worldwide. British.


BIBSYS ForskDok is a Norwegian research documentation system, allowing researchers and research institutions to document their research projects and publications.

Google Patent Search

Search over 7 million patents. Illustrated.

Google Scholar

Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.

Great Buildings Collection

Gateway to architecture around the world and across history documents a thousand buildings and hundreds of leading architects with photographic images and architectural drawings, integrated maps and timelines, 3D building models, commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more, for famous designers and structures of all kinds. For up-to-the-moment coverage of the latest buildings, designers, and ideas, GreatBuildings.com is richly cross-linked with ArchitectureWeek, the leading architecture magazine online, and Archiplanet, the community-created all-buildings collection.


Provides full-text articles from leading journals on mainly arts & sciences and business.


Norwegian art history bibliography. References to books and articles.


Library Search is a national information retrieval technology that contains books, electronic publications, audiobooks, sheet music and more from Norwegian libraries. Library Search indicates which library owns each of the objects you retrieve.


Norwegian laws and regulations, full-text.




Norwegian articles. Index.


Nordic/Baltic union catalogue of periodicals. If you're unable to locate a journal in Bibsys, you might find it here.


Dictionaries. Norwegian - English - French - German - Spanish.
Oria Oria is the library’s new entry to printed and electronic resources. You will still be searching the old Bibsys, but in addition articles from several academic databases.


Choose "Articles" to search in journal articles. Index to articles on architecture worldwide. British.


Norwegian standards online. Contact the Library.


Material database design and architecture.


Some of the AHO library's journals in full-text.

UMI Dissertation Express

ProQuest database where you can purchase dissertations online.

Web of Science/ISI

The world's leading article citation index. Arts & humanities, social sciences and science citation index. American.

Wikipedia engelsk

It is the largest, fastest-growing and most popular general reference work currently available on the Internet. As of May 14, 2008 it had over 2,372,000 articles.


Library catalogues from 55.000 libraries worldwide. Most of them North American and no Norwegian.