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International College Dundee

For students studying with ICD


Welcome to your Subject Guide for ICD students on the Art & Design Pathway.

Use the boxes below to find resources for Art & Design.

Library Search

Use Library Search to help you find books, journal articles and other useful resources held at the University of Dundee.

Quick Links

Key Resources in Art & Design

Material Connexion - A database of new materials and processes which includes over 7000 innovative materials in various categories covering disciplines such as interior design, industrial design, product design, textiles and architecture.

Personal accounts are free for University of Dundee students and staff - Use the Material ConneXion database highlighted link above to access, then follow the on screen prompts, or refer to the PDF "Material ConneXion - U. of Dundee - Database Getting Started Guide" for help logging in, or creating your account. Use your '' e-mail address and note your MC password should be at least 8 characters long, and include at least one letter and one number. If you have previously created an account with Material ConneXion, then sign in with your University of Dundee e-mail address and your Material ConneXion password. 

Here are some video links to help you use the Material ConneXion Database, plus their latest 'Live Quarterly Materials Reviews' via YouTube:
Structural Electronics 1st July 2016New Manufacturing 21st Sept 2016, & Extreme Materials 12th Jan 2017.

Artcyclopedia 9,000 artists listed, 2,900 art sites indexed,160,000 links.

New Books

A selection of books added to Duncan of Jordanstone Library from September 2016 - January 2017

Hover over the lower edge of the book cover to see the title/author details and select to view in Library Search, then sign in to view availability and location of print texts and if available as an e-book, access full text.


Inter-Library Loans

You can apply for a free inter-library loan (ILL) when you need a book, journal or journal article not held in our collection. We will do our best to source it from another library on your behalf. 

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