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Design Resources

Key resources to support design research at Arizona State University

Top Design Resource

Design and Applied Arts Index

Covers all aspects of design, including architecture, interior design, environmental design, graphic design, advertising, theatre design, industrial design, design education, and design management.

Options for limiting search results by publication types, such as peer-reviewed journals, book reviews, etc.

Some full-text articles are available.


Top Image Resource

ARTstor Digital Library

ARTstor is a collection of over one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.Users can search for or browse images by creator, time period, genre, type of work, or by region where created.

Artstor videos
Basic three-minutes tutorials on searching, managing, and displaying Artstor Images. 

Top Architecture Resource

Avery Architecture Index

  • journals
  • popular periodicals
  • professional association publications
  • major serials on architecture and design
Preeminent architecture index covering:
  • Urban and city planning
  • Archeology
  • Historic preservation, etc.

Library One Search

Library One Search  

Find most ASU Libraries' books, articles from newspapers, journals, magazines and more – with just one search!

Information on Interlibrary Loan


When we don't have a book, book chapter, or journal article in our collection, we can order a copy from our network of interlibrary loan providers. The service is called ILLiad or ILL. 

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