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This collection is made up of a robust selection of resources that support the research activities of students and staff of the Design faculty. This includes books, journals and audio visual material, as well as access to exclusive databases and many thousands of e-books.

We ensure ease of access to all the resources you will need through the provision of regular workshops and research sessions for all on campus and online Design students.


Key Databases

Art & Architecture


Communication and Mass
Media Complete

SAGE Research

Library News

  • Design campus libraries now have Pantone swatches available for in-class use, as well as a Pantone light-booth. Speak to your lecturer or library staff to find out more
  • There are a whole range of new training videos available to help you advance your library and research skills, take a look and see which ones are best for you - you can even recommend a topic for us to create a new training video for

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Featured Database

WGSN Fashion is a flagship trend forecasting service. Where global experts track near- and long-term trends across 14 fashion categories.


Featured Designer

Gustav Klutsis 

Gustav Klutsis (Latvian: Gustavs Klucis, Russian: Густав Густавович Клуцис) (January 4, 1895 – February 26, 1938) was a pioneering Latvian photographer and major member of the Constructivist avant-garde in the early 20th century. He is known for the Soviet revolutionary and Stalinist propaganda he produced with his wife and collaborator Valentina Kulagina.

Eskilson, S. (2007). Graphic design: A new history. New Haven: Yale University Press

Online Resources available in Ebsco Art & Architecture Source using your student log-in



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