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Interior Architecture and Interior Design: Databases

Databases: Finding Information

It's important to use a wide range of resources when you are researching for your studio projects or essays.You may need to use journal articles, newspapers, film documentaries, and actual objects and artefacts too.These databases may be useful for finding information for your research whether it's visual or text-based. Below are a few which are especially good for art and design subjects, but there are more available from My UniHub.

New Resources!

We have recently subscribed to some exciting new resources, to enhance our online provision in the visual arts. These are packages from the publisher Bloomsbury and include eBooks, cutting-edge articles from leading design writers and a wealth of visual material including high quality images. We have also subscribed to the Detail Inspiration database which provides more than 3.700 project documentations from 30 years of DETAIL magazine.

Subject Databases

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Art Full Text  

Historical and contemporary fine art, some applied arts and design.

Some material is available in full-text. Click on Ebsco Databases at the top of the list

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Mainly 20th/21st century coverage of fine art including design.

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Design & Applied
Arts Index

Covers all aspects of design, applied arts and crafts. There are links to some
full-text material.

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Arts & Humanities
Citation Index

Scholarly coverage of arts and humanities subjects including some design.

Generic Databases

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Library Search enables you to search library resources simultaneously.
Find books, articles, reports, DVDs, CDs and more.

Click here for
Library Search    

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Kanopy is an online streaming service for film and documentaries. More information on Kanopy can be found here.

Click here
for Kanopy

Image of BoB

BoB lets you access TV or radio programmes. Set up an account
the first time you log in to access.

Click here
for Box of Broadcasts

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Global Newsstream allows you to search across national and
international newspapers

Click here for

Professional data/image databases






An online trend forecasting and product design tool for the industrial design home and interiors markets across 16 product categories, including furniture, lighting, textiles.


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   Linkedin Learning

An amazing library of over 40,000 online tutorials and documentaries, covering software such as Photoshop, Adobe, Microsoft Office, SketchUp & InDesign, plus expert advice on effective presentations, digital photography, blogs and much more.


Professional maps database

Digimap  Ordnance Survey Map Data available to download. Users can view or print maps of any location in Great Britain.