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Interior Design and Interior Decoration

This research guide will provide you with starting points for finding information on Interior Design and Interior Decoration.

Finding articles

There are a few ways to search for scholarly journal, magazine and newspaper articles in the library.

Each of the following methods will be useful - LibrarySearch and Google Scholar will find online articles but many important articles in architecture and design are in print. Searching databases will help you find print articles.

It is best to search widely when researching your topic.


Google Scholar


Search some of the suggested databases (listed below) for more articles on your topic.

If you do not find a full-text online article, click the Find It link to see if the article is available in another database. If the article is not available online, try searching LibrarySearch for the journal title to see if the library has the journal in print.

If the article is not available online or in print, you can request it with the library's document delivery service. You are more than welcome to contact your librarian, Tristan, if you have any questions.

See the following video for tips on searching the Avery index to architectural periodicals:

Key databases

Search these databases for articles on designers, artists, history, theory and more.

Research databases

Search these databases for research articles, with extra information like citations, researcher data and journal rankings.

Key online journals

Interior Design

Interior decoration

Key print journals

Interior design

Interior decoration