Research

EDUCATION & EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

Education & Educational Research covers resources on the full spectrum of education, from theoretical to applied, from nursery school to Ph.D. Included in this category are resources on pedagogy and methodology as well as on the history of education, reading, curriculum studies, education policy, and the sociology and economics of education, as well as the use of computers in the classroom.

ARCHITECTURE

Architecture covers resources that are concerned with the study of the art and science of building, particularly the design and construction of habitable structures. Also covered in this category are resources on architectural history, landscape architecture as well as urban and country planning and design.

ART

Art covers resources in all areas of visual expression -- graphics, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and photography -- as well as interactive and electronic art. Also covered in this category are art history, museum bulletins and publications on museum management.

CULTURAL STUDIES

Cultural studies covers resources concerned with the interdisciplinary, theoretical-critical study of modern cultural phenomena, practices and products in their sociopolitical, historical and geographical contexts.

CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING TECHNOLOGY

Construction & Building Technology includes resources that provide information on the physical features and design of structures (e.g., buildings, dams, bridges, tunnels) and the materials used to construct them (concrete, cement, steel). Other topics covered in this category include heating and air conditioning, energy systems, and indoor air quality.

ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING

Engineering, Manufacturing covers resources on the conversion of raw materials into end-use products or processed materials. Topics in this category include computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM), computer-aided design (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM); design of products, tools, and machines; quality control; scheduling; production; and inventory control.

ROBOTICS

Robotics includes resources that cover the branch of engineering devoted to the design, training, and application of robots, mechanical devices capable of performing a variety of manipulation and locomotion tasks. Resources in this category draw from the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering, cybernetics, bionics, and artificial intelligence.