KU Library Catalog
KU Catalog Search collections available in all library locations at the Univ. of Kansas.
International Directory of Design. Searchable directory of design institutions, events, and publications by specific subject and location.
InformeDesign. An extensive database of Research Summaries written for designers of the built environment—interior designers, architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, graphic designers, code officials and policy makers. Free but users need to register.
KU's Department of Design is part of the School of Architecture, Design and Planning (SADP). The Department offers an Undergraduate program leading to a BFA with a concentration in Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Environmental/Interior Design, Photomedia, Illustration & Animation. The Department offers graduate degrees in Design Management and Interaction Design.
Journal of Design History, 1988-. Quarterly journal that provides a forum for new research and for addressing current issues of interest on a wide and interdisciplinary basis.
Biographies & Dictionaries
DesignInform Includes DesignProFILES, a biographical dictionary of designers, architects, craftspeople, photographers, studios and other institutions. The largest and most comprehensive dictionary of design and designers available.
Oxford Art Online Gateway access to Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference resources. Includes more than 23,000 subject entries and 21,000 biographies.
Julier, Guy. The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Design since 1900. 2nd ed. Covers all aspects of modern design including graphics, products, interiors, furniture and industrial and architectural design.
Websites organized by category and subcategory assembled by specialists in the subject field.
Intute: Arts and Humanities, Directory of web resources available by keyword searching and browsing posted by staff at three British universities.
Voice of the Shuttle, Directory of websites related to the Humanities with divisions such as Architecture, Art (Modern & Contemporary), Art History, etc.