Library News for the Dept. of Design, Housing and Apparel

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  Hi, I am Marlys McGuire, the Library Liaison for the Dept. of Design, Housing and Apparel.marlysmcguire.jpg




What can I do for you?


  • Answer Reference Questions, verify citations, suggest research tools and library resources. HAVE A QUESTION? ASK US!
  • Select books, journals, conference proceedings and electronic resources.
  • Assist in compiling bibliographies.
  • Introduce library indexes and search tools to students.
  • Develop Web pages of library resources tailored to a specific class.  For a example of this tool, see:
  • Help you add your published and unpublished works to the University Digital Conservancy.  Take a look at this great repository, at :


Textbooks for all DHA classes will be on Reserve at the Magrath Library,  Fall 2009. 

The Smart Commons can be found in Magrath, Walter and Wilson Libraries. Check out their hours and services at:

Library Workshops are available to students, staff and faculty. Topics vary, but some of the workshops  are on Refworks, Successful searching strategies or Searching for Grants.  Check out the list of topics, at:

Have an idea for a topic, please make a suggestion....


What's new for Fall 2009:


A new Assignment Calculator is available for trial.  It offers specific templates geared to the type of assignment: Lab reports ; Research reports ; Oral and speech presentations ; Video and Media presentations.  If you have other suggestions for Templates, please send them in.


New Books:



Magrath has a DVD copy of "Objectifiedon order. This film by Gary Hustwit, the director of "Helvetica," has been showing the past year in art centers throughout the country.


Joanne Eicher's Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion

 is also on order. Magrath Library will have the print copy and the electronic version will be available to the University community.

Slated to be released in May 2010.

New books are announced in the blog "Library News of the St. Paul Campus Libraries.


New Journals:

Design and culture.

Fashion practice.

Green Source : the magazine of sustainable design.

HERD: Health environments research and design journal.Green.jpg

World health design.


Featured book: Biomimicry : innovation inspired by nature by Janine M. Bengus, published by Harper Perennial.

Biomimicry.jpgFeatured in the June 2009 issue of Interior Design.

Janine Benyus suggests that "designers considering innovations for man-made environments should take advantage of the 4 billion years of R & D provided by the earth's evolutionary process...'

 Magrath has a copy of this book.


Enjoy the rest of the Summer!  And Congratulations to Minnesota Extension celebrating their 100 Year Anniversary.




University Libraries have hired a Copyright Librarian. Invite Nancy Sims to your next Faculty Meeting. She will introduce herself and explain her position and goals.Marlys McGuire

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