Extremely Useful Library Tools and Specialized Resources
These guides are a combination of online tutorials and webguides. They're intended to help you locate materials and do research
in the design disciplines and in the Design Library itself. If they don't provide enough information for your needs, or if it
is unclear to you what to do, please don't hesitate to send me an email or ask one of
the Design Library staff for assistance.
These tools help you manage the resources you find. Rather than printing out or emailing records to yourself, you can create an account and organize all your resources in one place. These tools will also format your bibliography or footnotes for you.
The NCSU Libraries Browser Extension
Find something interesting online and want to see if we have information about it? Search the library catalog or other databases directly from your browser, or just by highlighting a word on a webpage.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Data
Patents and Trademarks
Video on Searching for Patents
Ask a Librarian (in the main library)
Contact the helpful Design Library Staff
The Libraries' mobile site
Other Library Tutorials
Design Library Blog
Librarian Contact Information