Art, Design and Architecture Theory: Home

An introduction to library resources and learning skills support for students studying histories and theories of art, design or architecture.

Caulfield Library


This Library Guide will introduce you to resources for the theories and histories of art, design and architecture, as well as providing valuable academic learning skills support. The Caulfield Library holds an excellent collection of books, journals and multimedia to support visual culture. The Matheson Library at Clayton also holds relevant material. As well, students have access to many online resources.

Try the following related library guides:


Romany Manuell
Subject Librarian for Art, Design and Architecture

Diana Jeske
Learning Skills Adviser for Art, Design and Architecture, Caulfield

Kim Taylor
Research and Learning Coordinator, Caulfield

Librarians and Learning Skills Advisers

Librarians assist students with:

  • how and where to start researching your topic
  • effective use of databases and the Internet
  • finding and evaluating information
  • using the Library's collections
  • located at the Information desk, by appointment or online.

Learning Skills Advisers assist students in improving their academic language and approaches to learning, including:

  • academic English
  • study methods and exam preparation
  • effective listening and note-taking
  • problem-solving and critical thinking
  • reading strategies
  • essay, report and thesis writing
  • writing for research projects
  • oral communication and presentation
  • located at a drop in session.