Interior Design Guide

Villa Maria College Library

The journal articles you need for your assignments can be found in our online databases.

The complete list of databases available can be found on our website.

Articles not available in full text can be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help with ILL.

Search for Books, eBooks, Print Journals and DVDs

The library's online catalog, Alexandria, can be used to find both books and ebooks.

Books in the standard collection may be borrowed for three weeks. Books placed on reserve by your professor will have a shorter loan period. Books not available from the library can be borrowed through AcademicSHARE or Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help. To find items held by Villa and other libraries, try WorldCat.

Don't forget your Villa Maria College ID card to check out books!


Search for ebooks directly:

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Magazines and Journals

Find current and archived magazines in the South Room in the library. Print magazines can be borrowed for one week. Some additional titles are also available for single issues and archives.

Online Encyclopedias

With quick, factual questions or to get a basic overview of a topic, try an encyclopedia:

Britannica Online

Additional Resources


A database of evidence-based design content, resources, people and tools developed by faculty from the University of Minnesota.

Digital Librarian: Home and Interior Design

This large collection of web resources ranges from blogs, furniture, textiles, lighting, libraries, museums, woodworking and more.

Union List of Artist Names Online

From the Getty Research Institute, search for information on artists and design houses and firms. Use the Lookup link under Role to narrow down your search to interior designer and/or interior designers.

Building Buffalo

Compiled by the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, this is a list of architecture books from the Building Buffalo exhibit that have been digitized and are currently available to view online.