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Product Design

This is UCLan's Product Design library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Subject Librarians: Julie Hitchen and Francesca Robinson


Search for books and ebooks on Library Search. It will tell you what we have in stock and where to find it.

Sometimes there may only be a chapter on a specific topic rather than a whole book. To find those, you will need to use one of our ebook databases which allow you to search through the whole text of a book. We have several ebook collections but a good place to start would be Ebook Central.

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Journals and Articles


Journal Finder provides details of our print journals and e-journals collections. Library Search will find specific articles from journals so is a good place to start, as it searches across thousands of different journals and will uncover articles in places you may not think to look.

eResources and Databases

Our Electronic Resources section provides details of all our online resources and includes an E-Databases A-Z list.

Other sources for journal articles


  • Nexis
    The full-text of current newspapers, both tabloids and broadsheets. Text only.
  • Artemis Primary Sources
    A full-text archive of The Times, Daily Mail, Picture Post, Illustrated London News right back to their first issues. Includes images.

Technical Information

  • British Standards
    A comprehensive source of draft, current and withdrawn British standards, as well as adopted European and international standards

Market Research

  • IBIS World
    UK and global industry reports
  • Mintel
    Consumer market research reports covering a vast array of products and services.
  • Passport
    Global market information database and analysis tool containing comprehensive data and reports across all industries, countries and consumers.
  • Gartner
    IT related research, analysis and opinion, which can be used to inform and enhance planning, decision making, and measurement purposes.
  • HS Talks
    Lectures on business and management topics, including marketing and consumer behaviour

Images and Multi-Media Resources

  • Alexander Street Video
    Videos, films, documentaries and training materials in art and design related areas
  • Anatomy.TV
    3D models of human anatomy and animations to illustrate biomechanics.
  • Box of Broadcasts (BoB)
    An off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher education institutions. Record and catch-up on missed programmes from 60+ TV and radio channels, and edit programmes into clips.
    Over 5,500 video tutorials covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. Includes Solidworks, the Adobe products and rapid prototyping as well as interviews with artists and designers.
  • TinEye Labs Multicolr Search Lab
    A free tool which searches 20 million Creative Commons Flickr images by colour. Also includes a tool to extract colours from images showing proportions and hex codes.
  • Worth Global Style Network [WGSN] & WGSN Lifestyle and Interiors
    The leading trend forecasting service for Fashion, Interiors, Graphic and Product Design. Includes thousands of downloadable images.

Additional Resources

Web Pages

Julie Hitchen - Principal Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

Julie Hitchen

Principal Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 892267

Francesca Robinson - Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

Francesca Robinson

Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 895132