Design Resources: Articles & Databases

Basic sources for researching topics in visual communications, interior design, and industrial design.

Selected Journals

Listed here are some design journals that cover a broad scope of topics. Journals that are specifically focused on a single area of design are found under the subject tabs. 

Design Issues cover

Finding Articles

To learn of an article in a journal on a topic that you are researching, you may need to use an index or bibliography. These tools can be searched like the library catalog using names, keywords, phrases, word combinations, etc. Different indexes may present the information in a variety of formats so you need to read the page carefully to determine how to proceed. Some indexes will only provide a CITATION to the article while others may provide a full-text version. If there is only a citation, look for the KULINK symbol to learn if there is a full-text online version, a paper copy in the library, or, if KU does not own, an option to borrow through Interlibrary Loan.

Journal Indexes

General & Architecture Indexes

Design Indexes