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ARTD 570 Design Research Methodology

This guide supplements the library session for ArtD 570 done on Februray 7, 2019. It provides links to databases and handouts used for this class, and other information.

Literature Databases

The University Library subscribes to many literature databases that comprehensively cover multidisciplinary and focused subject areas. 


These databases are available for use in our libraries by anyone, and off campus IP computers and laptops to faculty, students and staff with netid login and password. 

Tip: When working on a non-campus computer, faculty, students, and staff can use the campus' Virtual Private Networking (VPN) . While logged in to it, your computer or laptop is recognized as if you are on campus, with quick and easy access to our literature databases and other electronic resources.  Go to  for information and download with netid and password.


The next section has links to the databases used in this session.

It is followed by a link to the A-Z List of all of our University Library literature databases.

Literature databases used for this exercise

(in order of presentation)

Web of Science

Art & Architecture Source

We have more databases !!

Check out more library multi-disciplinary and subject literature databases available to campus faculty, students, and staff via our A-Z Databases page.   The A-Z Databases webpage allows you to search for them by subjects, database types, vendors/providers, or keyword or title word search.  Try it and see !


Databases by Subject