Resource of the Month

March 2008


Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting, under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and resources.  You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" on this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at 978-3584.

If you are interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month," check the archive.

 

Design and Applied Arts Index is the leading source of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards. 

Upcoming Workshops

DESIGN AND APPLIED ARTS INDEX
Workshops in room 217
March 18th 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Tuesday
March 21st 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Friday
March 24th 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday

The workshops are free and although registration is not necessary to attend, it helps assure there are enough handouts.  For more information or to register, contact Rachel Crane, Fine Arts Librarian at rachel.crane@wichita.edu or 978-5078. 

How Do I Access Design and Applied Arts Index?

There is a link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Databases.  You have the option of searching for it by title or subject. 

Why Should I Use Design and Applied Arts Index?

Design and Applied Arts Index is the leading source of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards.

An indispensable tool for students, researchers, and practitioners worldwide, DAAI covers both new designers and the development of design and the applied arts since the mid-19th century.  As of November 2007, DAAI contains more than 175,000 records, with around 1200 new records added in each monthly update. 

 Features of Design and Applied Arts Index

  • Access to over 175,000 records
  • Backfile coverage dating to 1973
  • Advance searching capability of 19 indexed fields
  • Searching via Browsable Indexes, e.g. Subject/Artist Index
  • Ability to cross-search with other CSA Illumina databases and using an automatic de-duping feature
  • Lateral searching through Authors and Subject/Artist
  • Easy citation formatting via QuickBib
  • Access to records from over 500 journals, more than 170 of which are currently indexed in DAAI
  • A truly unique source of information in this field!
  • Automated alerting feature using CSA Illumina My Research

For assistance with Design and Applied Arts Index, contact Wichita State University Libraries' Research Services Desk at 978-3584.


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