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Design Thinking & Communication (DTC): Find Background Information

Find Background Information

Hello DTC students! This guide will help you find resources for your projects. If you want information on the research process in general, take a look at our Start Your Research guide

If your project relates to COVID-19, take a look at our COVID-19 guide.

For updates on library services during COVID-19, please visit our Updates to Library Services page.


If you need to find some background information on any aspect of your topic, you can find books and reference entries in NUsearch, our library catalog, which can be accessed from the library homepage.   

screenshot of library catalog search for duodenoscope


One good place to start looking for articles is Engineering Village.  This database contains articles that have been published in journals across many fields of engineering.

Video on Reading a Scientific Article

Useful Types of Resources for DTC Research

Your Librarian

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Becca Greenstein
Contact:
847-467-6606

Feel free to email, call, or request a meeting via Zoom. In-person consults will resume once we are back on campus.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Northwestern Libraries subscribes to thousands of journals, and has access to millions of books. We still don't have everything, though, but we can get it for you (for free!) via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

More Support

If you need more help, feel free to get in touch with the librarian who came to your DTC section or fill out the Research Consultation Request Form.