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I'm Kathryn Briggs, your subject Librarian, if you need any help just ask for me in the Library,  email me or schedule an online appointment via Teams.


This guide is intended to provide find key, academic resources on Design Innovation and Design Thinking. Hopefully, it will answer most of the questions that you have about the library resources.


 Use different types of sources in your writing

Good assignments and high quality academic writing makes use of different kinds of high quality resources.

In this guide we offer advice on what kind of resources to use and how to find them.

Examples are:

  • Books and eBooks
  • Journal Articles
  • Databases
  • Newspapers 
  • Standards

See our Search Tips Guide for more information.

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Top Databases for Design & Innovation


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Academic Search Complete supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books and more.



ScienceDirect is one of the largest databases subscribed to by the library, with lots of engineering related articles.


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Web of Science provides comprehensive citation data for many different academic disciplines.



Business Source Complete imageBusiness Source Complete provides premium full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals, this database is an essential tool for business students. disciplines.



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Kathryn Briggs
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