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Art, Design and Architecture Theory

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


This Library Guide will introduce you to resources for the theories and histories of art, design and architecture. 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.

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Get help from a librarian

Get help from a librarian

Students who need help with their study or assignments can Meet with a Librarian online.

Graduate research students and research staff who need specialist advice can contact the MADA librarian at

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
  • Citing and referencing including Endnote

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