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Interior Design Guide to Library Resources: Interior Design Collection

Books, eBooks, Videos

Interior Design Collection

Most interior design books are located in the NA31-NA9428 call number range on the 7th floor, while reserve books are located on the 2nd floor

Call Numbers and Library Stack Floors

Suggest a Title for Purchase online form

Art & Design Videos (Films on Demand)

This vibrant selection of documentaries, interviews, biographies, and how-to videos spans the visual arts—from architecture, sculpture, painting, and photography to history, theory, criticism, and appreciation—with enough range to suit the needs of both basic and advanced courses.


Interior Design Journals/Magazines @ RULA

Architecture Journals/Magazines @ RULA

New Interior Design Books Available @ RULA


BASICs eBooks covers subjects of architectural design, presentation, construction, building technology, professional practice, landscape architecture and urbanism. 

Springer Books includes Architecture & Design E-Books

Knovel includes Structural Engineering titles

EngNetBase includes Civil Engineering/HVAC titles

Interior Design Articles

Interior Design Resource Databases: 

Search the Avery Index if you are looking for drawings, details, photographs, plans, sections.

Material Order SEARCH

Material Order is a shared online materials catalog that allows users to search the material collections of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), Parsons School of Design, and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

Scholarly/Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

How to Search with Keywords

Your keywords are the main concepts or ideas of your paper. 

Shows how Boolean works (Synonyms with OR between them) AND (Synonyms)

For example the keywords for a paper on “youth employment in Canada” would be:

  • Youth
  • Employment
  • Canada


Use synonyms: Often there are multiple ways to express the same concept. For example these synonyms mean essentially the same thing – make sure to use them:

employment can also be:

  • job
  • work
  • career

Use “AND” and “OR”: By bridging your truncated keywords and synonyms with the capitalized search words “AND” and “OR” (known as Boolean operators), you can search for multiple concepts effectively.


We Have More information on Search Techniques 



Finding Research Papers

Ryerson Theses (Research Papers)

More Theses (Research Papers)

Proquest Dissertations and Theses

Proquest Dissertations and Theses provides access to the full-text of over 400,000 Masters and PhD theses from 1997 onwards. In addition, citations are provided for over 1.6 million doctoral dissertations and master's theses from 1,000 North American and European graduate schools from 1861.

Theses Canada Portal

Provides electronic access to the full text of Canadian theses digitized between 1998 and 2002 and provides a record of all other theses in the National Library of Canada's collection (1965-).


Statistics, Data & GIS

Statistics by Region (Canada, Toronto, International etc.)

Statistics by Topic (Demography, Education, Homelessness etc.)

Research Data (<odesi>, Census, ICPSR etc.)

Business & Economics Data (Economics, Finance, Marketing)

Citing Data (How do I cite data, gis and maps?)


GIS Research & Instructional Support Services (Book an appointment, Workshops, GPS Loan etc.)

Please see our Guide on Statistics and Data Resources for more information. 

Borrow from Other Libraries (ILL)

Can't find what you're looking for? We can help you borrow it from another library.

Material not held in the collection of Ryerson University Library that is needed for study or research by faculty, students, and staff may be requested at no charge through our Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL) via RACER.

Please check our Library Catalogue FIRST to make sure we do not own the material you are looking for. 

LOGIN TO RACER | First Time Users & Other Information about RACER

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To access

Go to to register using your Ryerson email address, from a Ryerson computer. Follow the registration instructions. After registration, you may access directly from any device.

Getting Research Help

Chat with a Librarian

Book an Appointment

Get lengthier and more specialized research help with our book an appointment service.

Visit our Research Help Desk

Visit the Research Help Desk on the main floor of the Library for help.

Attend a Workshop

Workshops are scheduled throughout the term.

Online Guides and Videos

How-to guides and videos on writing, research and citation 

Subject Librarian

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