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Design Research Guide

Discover library research tools to help you find articles, books, and other resources related to art and design.

Design Research Guide

Welcome to the Design Research Guide!

We've collected some awesome resources for you to use as you research any topic related to art & design. Follow the tabs on the left hand side of this guide to get started!

Best Bets for Research

The following databases are great introductory databases that are specific to art & design. Use them to get a jump on your art & design research!

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*A note about off-campus access:

You have access to all of the Pilgrim Library's online resources from the comfort of home! When using a library resource, like Business Source Complete, from home you'll be asked to log in with your name and library card number.

This library card is your student/faculty/staff i.d. card! The barcode number is found underneath the barcode and should start with 80.

If you are having trouble accessing resources please contact the Pilgrim Library and we will troubleshoot the problem. 

  • Phone: (419) 783-2481
  • E-mail: library@defiance.edu
  • Chat: Enter your question in the "Ask Us" purple side tab in the top right side of the library webpage under the banner. 

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