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Design Subject Guide

Learn about key library resources for studying design


Welcome to the Design LibGuide for students and staff from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Liaison support is available for any teaching requests to support curriculum modules by contacting:

Additional support is available every Wednesday afternoon from 1pm - 5pm for help with individual/multiple database searching, resource requests, or for any Materials ConneXion Room 4010, half hour introduction sessions (max. of 18 in a group). Hourly appointments can be booked for Wednesday afternoons by e-mailing:


Key Resources in Design

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Key University Archive Resources in Design

The Archive’s collections include primary source material dating from the late 19th century. They include comics, the records of DJCAD and local arts organisations, personal papers, photographic material, illustrations, drawings and project material, offering information and inspiration across design, illustration, textiles and fine art. 

You can find items of interest by searching our archives and collections online catalogue

To find out more about the Archive go to and email with your questions.

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