Use the following databases to retrieve articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers. (These resources are available on campus, or off campus to UMass Amherst affiliates with an OIT account; enter your OIT login and password when prompted.)
UMass subscribes to BuildingGreen Suite, which offers authoritative information on sustainable building:
New content is added to the website on a regular basis:
Professors send their students to BuildingGreen.com knowing the content is independent of outside interests. Professors may also use the articles on sustainable design strategies and green building materials, and case studies of high performance buildings on BuildingGreen.com as a primary text and as a reference source. In using BuildingGreen Suite, students become familiar with a tool currently used in the field by designers, architects, builders, facility managers, and other building industry professionals.
When searching for articles, look for the UMLinks button. It will find the full text of your article online if it's available through the UMass Libraries. Or, it will search the Library Catalog for you to see if we have your article in print--or let you request it via Interlibrary Loan.