Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) is one of five Proquest databases not included in Fleetsearch, our integrated search engine. While Fleetsearch is a good place to start your research, it only searches about 90% of our database subscriptions, so you’ll need to search DAAI separately in the Proquest interface. Your efforts will be rewarded with many unique citations to journal articles not indexed elsewhere!
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DAAI is the leading source of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in international design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onward. An indispensable tool for students, researchers, and practitioners worldwide, DAAI covers both new designers and the development of design and the applied arts since the mid-19th century, surveying disciplines including Product Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Ceramics, Glass, Jewellery, Textiles, Furniture, Fashion and Clothing, Illustration, Typography and Type Design, Metalsmithing, Retail Design, Architecture, Industrial Design, Sustainability, Advertising, Packaging, Theatre, Vehicles, Exhibitions, Book Design, Web Design, Computer Aided Design, Computer Graphics, Animation, Garden Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Education, Design Management, Inclusive Design, Universal Design, and Design History. DAAI contains more than 212,000 records, with around 1,200 new records added in each monthly update. Title List of 626 periodicals indexed. Recommendation: Bookmark DAAI and integrate it into your research process.