Resource of the Month
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
If you are
interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month,"
Design and Applied
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.
DESIGN AND APPLIED ARTS INDEX
in room 217
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
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
email@example.com or 978-5078.
How Do I Access Design and
Applied Arts Index?
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
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.
of Design and Applied Arts Index
- Access to over 175,000 records
- Backfile coverage dating to 1973
- Advance searching capability of 19 indexed
- Searching via Browsable
Indexes, e.g. Subject/Artist Index
- Ability to cross-search with
other CSA Illumina databases and using an automatic
- Lateral searching through
Authors and Subject/Artist
- Easy citation formatting via
- 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