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Design Research Guide: Design

Library resources for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Resource Page for Design Research

 Welcome to the Design Research Page for Students, Faculty & Staff!

These pages bring together subject appropriate resources in print and electronic formats. A great place to start your research for books,journal articles, reference sources, images and media.

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Library Catalogue Search


Library Catalogue Search Tips

For best results

  1. limit by subject (illustration, industrial design, etc.)
  2. search for designer (Charles & Ray Eames) or design object (chair, telephone, etc.)
  3. sort by publication date for most recent titles

No Results?

  • use fewer search terms
  • broaden subject terms


Try these links to video content on Design topics:

Films on Demand: Design

Kanopy: Subject - Design

In the Library: Design Videos

Article Databases

Library Books

Searching Ebooks

Ebooks are a rich source of information for design research. The Ebrary platform provides additional functionality in saving searches and accessing highlighted texts



Images Media

Web Links