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Design and Innovation: Home

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


Starting with Design Thinking

Learn what design thinking is and how to start applying the principles, process, mindset, and techniques.

This online workshop is recommended for those new to design thinking who would like to learn the basics and even get ready for starting a design thinking project or process. Receive a certificate of completion when you complete all of the workshop modules. 



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.

Top Databases for Design & Innovation


Academic Search Ultimate 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.



Search our Collections using Search + Find

Search for books, articles, news and more in our library discovery service.

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When you find the book you want you'll see its shelf number, this will help you find it in the library.

For online items, like ebooks, click on the 'Full Text' link to read it or download it!

60 minutes: Design Thinking
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Useful Facilitator Resources

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

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Postgraduate LibGuide

Useful advice and support for stages in your research journey

Research Skills LibGuide

Useful advice on finding, managing, evaluating and using information

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