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Design Thinking & Communication (DTC): Find Articles

Introduction

A number of DTC topics relate to medical devices.  Information on medical devices is on another tab in this guide.


Other DTC topics are more interdisciplinary, and a successful research paper will require information from databases in many fields. Scopus and Web of Science both have articles from a large number of fields.

Education/Schools

If your topic relates to education or schools, try looking for articles in ERIC or Education Abstracts:

Product Construction

If your topic relates to product construction, try looking for articles in Applied Science and Technology Abstracts, Inspec, IEEE/IEE Electronic Library, or ACM Digital Library:

Materials Research

If your topic relates to research on material properties, try looking in the Materials Science & Engineering Collection or ASM Handbooks:

Environmental Studies/Sustainability

If your topic relates to the environment or sustainability, try looking for articles in Gale in Context: Environmental Studies (formerly known as GREENR) or Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Database:

Business

If your topic relates to business or marketing, try looking for information in IBISWorld, ABI/Inform, or Business Source Premier: