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Research Support at CMU Libraries
Citation Management Tools
Free and open source tool that supports over 9,000 citation styles. Sync across devices. Integrate with any text editor. Collaborate with teams. Learn more
EndNote Basic, a limited reference management solution from the makers of EndNote™, is only available online. There is a free version and an institutional version available as part of the CMU Libraries’ subscription to Web of Science. Learn more
SciWheel, an online reference manager, offers basic and premium plans. The free version allows unlimited references and access across devices, but storage is limited. Learn more
Important Databases for Design
ACM Digital Library
Full text of journal articles, conference proceedings, and reviews published by the Association for Computing Machinery.
Art and Architecture Archive
A full-text archive of magazines comprising key research material in the fields of art and architecture, dating from the late-nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Subjects covered include fine art, decorative arts, architecture, interior design, industrial design, and photography.
Art & Architecture Source
Full text journal articles with international coverage, books, image collection and more with a focus on the visual arts and architecture.
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
Indexes more than 1,000 periodicals published worldwide on architecture and related fields.
Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
DAAI covers designers and the development of design and the applied arts since the mid-19th century.
Dissertations and Theses Global
Dissertations and theses from around the world, from 1861 to the present, with full text for most added since 1997.
Essential journals, books, and reference works in many fields, primarily science, technology, mathematics, social science, psychology and business.
Subject and Interdisciplinary Databases
Articles from industry and scholarly sources, periodicals, reports and dissertations, on business, management, corporate strategy, and the competitive landscape.
Citations and abstracts for journal articles, exhibition catalogs, exhibition reviews, books, dissertations and essays; covers 1974 to present.
Coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education.
Harvard Business Review
Famed management journal - read it here.
Articles in important academic journals from all disciplines (latest few years not available); also eBooks from leading academic publishers.
Biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
Academic database covering peer-reviewed journals, book series, and conference proceedings - includes scientific, medical, technical and social science topics.
Market, industry, company, and demographic statistics, data-centered reports and dossiers, fully downloadable, various formats, international, easy-to-use.
Print copies of current design journals are shelved on the 4th floor of Hunt Library (FA-JOUR-4). Some current titles and past issues of design journals are shelved on the 3rd floor.
Sage Research Methods
SAGE Research Methods
Helps design research projects, identify methods, conduct research, and write up findings. Basic source for research methods in all fields.
Other Reference Materials