Library Research Guide
Use Oxford Art Online to search for a designer by name, a design movement, specific technique, culture, time period or region. Entries are written by scholars of design and include the vocabulary associated with the field of interior design.
For example, the Grove Art Online entry for Steven Holl references:
In the case of a vernacular space such as the Parthenon of Athens, Greece, the Parthenon is referenced in multiple entries:
Avery is a core resource for scholarly research in the architecture fields. Does not include the full text of articles. Use the Get It button to connect with the full text.
When you notice a promising article in your list of search results, click on the Get It button to connect with either the full text of the article, or to Interlibrary loan.:
In the case of this article, Get It shows that the full text is available in LexisNexis Academic and you could follow the prompts to find the the article available electronically.:
Especially helpful for articles on contemporary art and design. Limited to 4 simultaneous users.
These databases offer information specific to design history.
ProQuest Research Library indexes many popular, trade, and research publications on art and design that can offer different views of designers, specific spaces, cultural context, and more.
The Get It button helps you access the full text of articles. When the Get It button appears next to an article you want, click on it. You may find that we have electronic access in another database, or the print copy available here.
If we have access to the full text online you will see a link that reads "Get Full Text Here." Just follow the trail to get to the article.
If the online version is not available, the Get It menu might give you the option to find the print version in one of our library locations through Search It. If the full text is not available at K-State Libraries, you will be given the option to connect to the Interlibrary loan request form.