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- Oxford Art Online (formerly Grove Art)
This is a good place to start with encyclopedia type entries on artists, their works, styles and periods.
This reference sources contains 11 electronic versions of dictionaries and encyclopedias about art, architecture, and design.
To browse books about design, a good place to start is in the 700s.
Since it is such a broad subject area, try searching our catalog for industrial design as a subject:
PhilaU WorldCat: Search Books, Articles, and More from PhilaU and the World
Information about Industrial Design can be found in a lot of different places. I have listed some key resources. For a list of all resources available check out our Databases A-Z list.
- Design and Applied Art Index
This is an index and does not have full text. Articles here are about design or design-related discipline from a wide variety of sources.
- Art Index
This is an index and does not have full text. It covers a wide variety of architecture, art, and design journals dating back to 1984.
- Material Connexion
This database contains information about various materials that can be used. It is constantly updated by a panel of scholars.
- Academic Search Premier
This broad ranging database contains a lot of full text and is a good place to look for any interdisciplinary topics.
- Google Scholar
Google Scholar pulls together a wide variety of resources from all different disciplines.
- ProQuest Research Library
This database contains some full text. It also has several modules including Humanities, General Interest, and Social Sciences among others.
- Business Source Premier
The largest database of fulltext articles from business publications ranging from scholarly to trade publications, across all business disciplines
- SocINDEX with Full Text
Partial fulltext, from sources in sociology and other allied fields
Some fulltext, pulled from Academic Search Premier; articles related to sustainability drawn from trade, scholarly, general, and government publications
This provides archival fulltext (back issues) for several journals.
- SAGE Journals Online
This is a collection of e-journals covering a wide variety of topics.
This provides partial fulltext access to thousands of journals across several disciplines, including design, interactive media, computing and technology-related sources.
If you have a citation and would like to find the Full Text of an article, you must look in the following locations:
JournalList is an alphabetical listing of
full-text journals found in most of Gutman Library's electronic
PhilaFIND is the library catalog where you should look for print copies of journals.
Interlibrary Loan is where you should go if you cannot find the full text in JournalList or in PhilaFind. Directions are on this page for how to request articles or books from other libraries.