At university you're expected to support your work with high-quality scholarly sources. These include:
The Library Catalogue & databases are two great places to look for academic sources. They gather books, journal articles and other resources together in one location for you to search.
Watch the video to learn how search the Library Catalogue for academic sources.
Databases are great places to go for more academic sources beyond the UTS collections.
If you are focusing on a particular area of design, there are databases with more specific information. Take a look at databases listed on the study guides for the areas:
What do you do when you're not getting the results you want from your search?
Looking through journals is another way to find academic articles. Find a journal on a topic relevant to the area you're studying, and search within it to find articles.
Find a journal using our journal search
There are journals for general design articles, and also ones for more specific areas of design.
Below are some general & specific design journal suggestions.
There are heaps of books that you won't find online. Browsing the shelves in the Library is a great way to discover books that you otherwise would not have found.
The Library shelves are organised by Dewey Decimal Numbers, which means all the books on a subject are in one place!
Design Books are on Level 9.
|Dewey Decimal Number||Topics covered in this number range|
|700||General arts (philosophy, theory & history)|
|710||Area planning & landscape architecture|
|730||Sculpture, ceramics & metalwork|
|740||Graphic arts & decorative arts|
|760||Printmaking & prints|
|770||Photography, computer art, film & video|