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Computer Aided Design (CAD)/ Building Information Modeling (BIM): Articles / Databases

A selection of excellent CAD and BIM resources to help you with your studies.

Finding Journal Articles

There are three main ways to find the articles you need:

  • Search Ara Library databases for articles on your subject. (Use this method to find your own articles for an assignment).
  • Look for a particular article from a recommended reading list. (Use this method if you have a reading list with the details of an article, e.g. author, article/journal title). 

  • Use Google Scholar to find articles in Ara databases. (Use this method to find open access scholarly articles as well as articles in some Ara databases). 
    • Using Google Scholar to find articles in Ara databases [PDF] [Video] 

CAD/BIM journals @ Ara Library

O'Reilly eBooks

Don't forget to use O'Reilly eBooks. This database contains thousands of all the latest searchable eBooks, videos, and case studies on all aspects of computing and technology. Available 24/7.

How to use O'Reilly eBooks

Recommended databases

All databases

We subscribe to over 60 different databases ranging from online encyclopedias and dictionaries to industry relevant resources. Below are the ones thought most relevant to your course.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

 

Google Scholar is a good alternative place to look for academic articles.

LinkedIn Learning

Standards NZ