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Architectural History

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
Searchable database on architecture and art history.

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER)
Database of sites documented throught the HABS/HAER program.

National Register of Historic Places
Information about the NR, FAQ, and a list of all properties and districts listed on the NR.

Society of Architectural Historians
Organization for research, publication, and preservation of significant architectural monuments.

Vernacular Architecture Forum
Organization for study and preservation of vernacular buildings, structures, landscapes, settlement plans

Building Technology

Common Bond
Technical journal for caretakers of historic houses of worship.

Old House Journal
Magazine articles, reader bulletin board, classifieds, and online databases of restoration products/services and contractors.

Preservation Briefs (by the National Park Service)
42 Preservation Briefs discussing historic building materials and technologies.

Traditional Building
Gateway to suppliers of traditionally styled products and related services.

World of Old Houses
Everything about restoring your old house, including books, suppliers, research tips, general advice, and links.

General resources

American Community Network
Searchable database of statistical information for counties and 315 Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the U.S.

American Farmland Trust
Tools, resources, news, and links for farmland preservation.

Digital Librarian: Architecture
Clearinghouse of links to other sites.

This online community for historic preservation connects places and people, initiatives, and institutions.

Historic Preservation Bibliography
Bibliography of historic preservation-related publications.

National Trust Library
Searchable collection of over 300 preservation periodicals.

Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
General guidelines for rehabilitation, as well as information on materials, features, systems, settings, energy, accessibility, and safety.

U.S. Census Bureau
Social, demographic, and economic information.

Resource Management

CRM Bulletin
National Park Service Cultural Resource Management Bulletin periodical, with searchable index.

Comprehensive directory of Internet resources relevant to planning, architecture, urbanism, and other topics related to the built environment.