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CDE 504 - Graduate Seminar in Communication Design: Researching Designers

Short guide to accompany the first assignment in CDE 504 - Researching a designer

Researching Designers using Omnisearch and JSTOR

Library Homepage:

This guide:  http://library,

Researching Designers Online:

Begin your research with the Omnisearch Box on the Library homepage:

This will include the library book collection, databases in Communication Design and Business.


OMNISEARCH searching tips

After your initial search results display,

1. Use the filters in the left column to narrow your search.

2. Use the Advanced Search option, under the Search box, to tell the search engine what areas to search for your terms, for example, author, subject, ot title.



3. Uncheck the Catalog Only options in the filters on the left to broaden your search to include items you might have to get on Interlibrary Loan.

JSTOR databases

A good database to check if you are having problems finding information on your designer is JSTOR.

JSTOR is a database of scholarly or research journal articles.

Use the ADVANCED SEARCH to better define your search terms and to screen out book reviews.

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