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A 316W Intermediate 3D Design: Reading

Resources to help with inspiration and conceptualization for your construction piece.

Article Databases

These databases help you find articles published in scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, and on radio programs. The articles provide in-depth coverage on a wide variety of topics.


Encyclopedias are a great way to get an overview of a topic and to gather terminology and ideas for deeper research. Below are a few examples in Hamersly Library's collection of subject encyclopedias.

To find a relevant encyclopedia, search Primo for "encyclopedia" plus a keyword for your topic.

Sometimes you need to think of a broader context which deals with your topic. For example, a topic of "identity" might be too narrow to have a encyclopedia about it specifically. Broaden the search to "encyclopedia sociology" or to "encyclopedia psychology."

Subject Guide

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