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Interior Design

This Research guide will help you with your studies in Interior Design.

Materials Search Terms

Design for a room by John Dibblee Crace

Crace, John Diblee.  Design for a room by John Dibblee Crace. Circa 1850-1919, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.

Some Subject Terms you may want to use when searching the online databases and the online library catalog:

  • Interior Decoration
  • Materials
  • Interior Decoration -- Human Factors
  • Interior Architecture
  • Interior Lighting
  • Lighting, Architectural and decorative -- Design
  • Building Materials
  • Building materials -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Home Furnishings

Note:  These terms are not exhaustive.  You may find other terms by looking at the subject terms for a specific resource.  You will find them under the "Subject" field and it will be hyper linked.  Clink the term and you will find other books for a specific subject term.

Books on Materials for Interior Design

The books listed first in this box will be located in the reference area of the Bob and Kathy Luke Reference Area.  The second list of books may be located in the Mitchell Memorial Library or the Bob and Kathy Luke Library.  You may check them out from either library.  If books are currently checked out, you can place a hold on it and you will be notified when it is available.

Reference Books:


Recommended Readings:

Online Resources