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Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Design

Useful resources for design

Key databases

Art & Architecture Source on Ebscohost
Full text database. Subject coverage includes: advertising art, archaeology, architecture and architectural history, art history, contemporary art, decorative arts, graphic arts, industrial and interior design, film, museums, non-Western art, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles.

Design & Applied Arts Index (DAAI) on Proquest 
Covers Practice, theory and history of design, craft, advertising and more.

Other recommended databases

Academic Search Complete on Ebscohost
A comprehensive scholarly, multidisciplinary full text database, with more the 5,300 full text periodicals. Includes some psychology journals.

ARCH : Australian Architecture Database on Informit
Database of material held in Stanton Library, Sydney, NSW. Includes journal articles, exhibition reviews, editorials, conference proceedings, news items, project articles and award features on architects, architecture, landscape architecture, building and interior design.

Arts & Humanities Database on Proquest 
Full text database. Subject coverage includes art and design, archaeology and anthropology, architecture, classical studies, history.

Home Improvement on Gale
Full text database covering all aspects of home improvement including architecture and interior design, lighting and furniture.

Scopus
The world’s largest abstract and indexing database of peer reviewed literature. Has some coverage of art and design topics.

Multimedia databases

Sage Research Methods Online
A database of ebooks, articles, videos and other resources to help researchers to design and conduct research projects, understand methods, identify new methods and write up results.

Online encyclopaedias, dictionaries and handbooks

Selected Ebooks available in oxford reference online but we don’t have access to it

See the ebook guide for information on how to find and use ebooks or search the library system.

Finding images

ARTstor
An image database covering architecture, decorative arts and interior design, film and video art, graphic design, photography and sculpture.

Britannica ImageQuest

Trove – pictures, photos, objects 
Search over 4 million photographs, negatives, digitised newspapers, artworks, drawings, postcards and other pictures. Mostly Australian content (including Australian Women’s Weekly).