Design: Overview

Welcome

Welcome to the Design guide which highlights key resources and information in this subject area.

A few things Design students should be aware of:

  • the Academic Liaison Librarians, run a programme called LibSmart. This includes workshops, short LibSmart Focus sessions and afternoon drop-ins and cafes.  Find more information about what's happening and when on the LibSmart guide
  • the Finding Resources Guide is a great starting point for getting started with searching.  For more help, do get in touch or make an appointment, using one of the methods detailed in the Contact Shazia section on this page. 

Books are shelved over Floors 1-3, and all print journals can be found on Floor 3. If you want to browse, here are some key shelfmarks to get you started. Alternatively, to do a more thorough search, use the library search below.

Subject Shelfmark Floor
Technology T 2
Design principles NK1510 2
Product design TS155.6 2
Machine design TJ230 2

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Our discovery tool will look for books, journal articles and more in one quick easy search - a great place to start your research. For a more comprehensive search, individual databases offer greater functionality and give full access to a tailored suite of resources for your subject.

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LibSmart Point & Chat

Opening hours

Academic Liaison Librarians are available to chat between 1pm-4pm, Monday to Friday term-time about using library resources and referencing.

You can join us in person at the LibSmart Point desk on the first floor of the Library between 1-2pm on weekdays, and chat to us online via the LibSmart Chat between 2-4pm. 

Occasionally, and outside of these times, your query will be picked up by another member of Brunel Library staff or our friendly co-op support staff, who provide us with 24/7 chat coverage.