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Interior Design

Parsons Resources

Materials Databases

Interior Design Materials Book List

Also, check out the architectural materials book list!

Researching Interior Design Materials

Use these databases to find information about the future of design materials.

Search design databases to see how materials are being discussed in art and design magazines and journals.

Search the library catalog for a book on the material.  Books are nice because they are comprehensive and they combine images and text.  You can perform an advanced search, searching in the Subject field, with Material Type-->Books. 

You can also combine the material with additional keywords, such as "interior design" OR "interior architecture" + tiles.

You can also search the full text of our eBook databases:

Use these databases to find encyclopedia entries on your material.  Further readings can be located by searching the library catalog.