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Computation in Architectural Design: Books + Articles + Papers

Print books and ebooks


These are some databases that will index and provide article abstracts for  journals related to Computation. Because this is a crossover discipline, searching in multiple databases will provide the most broad coverage of a topic.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be a great place to search full-text papers, articles, and dissertations. Try the Search Tips and read about Scholar's coverage.

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These are some key journals for the computation field. Many can be found through Vera, but some are in print only. Most are indexed in at least one of the databases listed above.


Conferences are an important source for current information in the field because new research will often be presented. Here is a list of associations and organizations whose conferences will be of use. Conference proceedings can also be found through Search Our Collections.

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Computer Aided Design- Congresses or Architecture- Computer Aided Design

The following associations are indexed in CuminCADFirst time users must register and from then on login with every use for full text access.

  • Design Computing and Cognition (DCC)
  • Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)
  • Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe)
  • Association for Computer Aided Architecture Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
  • Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics (SIGRADI)
  • Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH)