This Guide brings together important research resources for Design. These include article databases & journals, major reference works, and other key sources.
Different types of resources are available via the navigation bar, above.
For help with finding design research materials, please contact the Liaison Librarian for Design.
The Science Library collection focuses on design technology, engineering, and manufacturing.
The Central Library collection focuses on the aesthetic, social and cultural aspects of design.
The Robertson Library collection supports Otago Polytechnic, which offers programmes in communication, product, fashion, and interior design, and it features books on many aspects of design studies.
The Hocken Collections focus on the history of New Zealand and collects many types of materials in addition to books and journals, including posters, photographs, paintings, manuscripts, maps, and music. These are archival collections and some items may not be available for loan, which means you have to view them at Hocken.
Visit the Self Help guide to view virtual tours of the these libraries, and to find out about their locations.
A weekly update of new Design books and other materials available in the Library.