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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 the library homepage

Researching Designers Online:

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

This indexes all the library subscription databases.  It will give you some idea of how much information is available on the Design Pioneer you have chosen.  When you search your Design Pioneer, use the format of Last Name, First Name.  For example, Clason, Becca

Second, use the Books and Media box.  This indexes the books and DVDs in the library, and the streaming video services.

Books & Media Box

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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