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IDES 623: Advanced Design Studies

Bloomsbury Design Library

Data & Statistics Resources

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Top Interior Design Databases

Use these art and design databases to search for scholarly articles and essays on Interior Design topics.

IDES Database Research Tips

Combine the Avery Index and DAAI databases to search for articles on interior design in both together!


  1. Start with one database e.g. Avery Index
  2. Select 'change databases'
  3. Select the other database e.g. DAAI, then 'Use selected databases'
  4. Search!

Combine Art Full Text with other EBSCO databases for a customized design / inter-disciplinary search!

  1. Start with Art Full Text
  2. Select 'Choose Databases' above the search boxes 
  3. Select other relevant databases (see screenshots below)
  4. Search!

Some databases of interest:

  • Education: ERIC, Education Research Complete, Child Development & Adolescent Studies
  • Hospitality: Hospitality & Tourism Complete
  • Healthcare: Health Source, CINAHL
  • Sustainability: GreenFILE, Environment Complete

Resources Beyond VCU Libraries

If you can't find the book, article, or dissertation that you want at VCU, try these resources to find what you need.