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Here you can access helpful catalogue searches, where we've completed some of the first steps to get you started in your searching

Graphic Design 

Ebooks, broadly related to graphics arts

Visual Communication 

Recently published resources about visual communication


Recently published ebooks, generally related typography in graphic design

Adobe Creative Cloud Tutorials

This is just a selection of the thousands of ebooks available

Design is History

Images demonstrating where design came from, how it developed, and who shaped its evolution.

Luna Commons - Public Collections

16 digital image collections, including maps, books and even gravestones.

Old Maps Online

Discover the cartography of the past.

Royal Horticultural Society 

A peek at some of the wonderful items available in the RHS Libraries.

Information is Beautiful

Data, information, knowledge: distilled into beautiful, useful graphics & diagrams.

Flickr Commons

The world's public photo archives.

MAAS Collection

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences collection.

Historical Anatomies

Images from anatomical atlases in the National Library of Medicine's collection.

New Old Stock

Vintage photos from the public archives. Free of known copyright restrictions.

Design databases

Library Search

Search the library catalogue by title, author, keyword or general subject area.

Study Success

Improve your study skills by attending workshops for Study Success 

Design Technology Store

Equipment loans, information and training about a range of camera, lighting and audio gear. 

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New Items

The Dangers of Fashion : Towards Ethical and Sustainable Solutions

Sara B. Marcketti  and Elena E. Karpova  (2021),

Making Disability Modern: Design Histories

Elizabeth Guffey and Bess Williamson

Design: The Key Concepts

D.J.Huppatz (2020)

Designing Smart Objects in Everyday Life

by  Marco C. Rozendaal, Betti Marenko and William Odom (2021)

Encyclopedia of Asian Design, Volume 1

Haruhiko Fajito & Christine Guth (2020)

Atari Design

Raiford Guins (2020)