Benefits for Subscribing Institutions

  • Fast, cross-searchable access to the world's largest full-text design library to support research and learning
  • Comprehensive range of exclusive and authoritative text and image content on global design and crafts from expert authors and organisations, spanning the last 2,500 years
  • Broad coverage of design and crafts history, theory, and practice – including product and graphic design; ceramics and textiles; environmental and interior design; design management and user experience design
  • Wide range of search, browse and filter options including: period; place; people; themes; disciplines; objects and materials; the design industry; schools, movements and styles; and content types
  • Interactive timeline enabling users to browse the history of design from pre-history to the present day, and enhance their contextual understanding
  • Related Content links on every content page makes it easy to discover and connect pertinent material
  • Intuitive, user-friendly interface for desktop, tablet and mobile – enabling a flexible approach to access and use for quick reference 
  • Easy to cite, share and print content – perfect for research and study
  • Personal Account feature allowing users to save books, chapters or other items to view later; organise saved items into folders; email and export citations; save searches and set up search alerts – for seamless navigation to relevant content on each login
  • Updated on an biannual basis with new content of the highest quality including reference articles, image collections, and exhibition archives from museum partners