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

Search Library resources

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.

Search for books, articles, and electronic resources:

Search for books only (does not include all electronic books):

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Support during Coronavirus outbreak

Your Academic Liaison Librarian will still be available to support you online. You can get help with:

  • Finding and using Library resources
  • Literature searching
  • Referencing and referencing software
  • Troubleshooting access to resources
  • Finding data

Please feel free to get in touch by email or LibChat. We can also arrange online consultations. 

Or you can take a look at one of our online guides include our Library Guides or Library webpages

You can also look on our Library webpages to get updated information on the Library opening hours and borrowing during this period. 

Contact Sam

Samuel Piker

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 Working from home until further   notice. Please use my email for any enquiries.

My office hours:

 Monday   09:00 - 16:00
 Tuesday  09:00 - 16:30
 Wednesday

 09:00 - 16:30

 Thursday  09:00 - 16:30
 Friday  09:00 - 16:00