Skip to Main Content

Design - Industrial and Product: Introduction



Welcome to the Library service of SETU Carlow.  The services provided by the Library include book lending, individual and group study facilities, photocopying, information retrieval service and access to a range of online databases.

SETU Carlow Libraries hold a broad range of resources both printed and electronic to support the subject area of Design. These include books, journals, case studies, databases, official publications, newspapers and various other items.

To facilitate the research process, this guide provides a brief outline of how to search for these different types of material.


Featured Design Resource

New IRel Resources Available

SETU Libraries now have access to a range of new online resources and also now have access to enhanced content in some of our existing resources through the IRel consortium.  

IReL is a consortium of Irish research libraries. Established in 2004, it provides participating member institutions with access to a wide range of licensed e-resources, open access publishing agreements with over twenty publishers, and open science infrastructure.

The new resources available are as follows:

Cambridge Core Journals

Oxford University Press Journals

Proquest Social Science Premier

Science Classic

Enhanced online content is now available in the following resources:

Sage Online Journals


Taylor & Francis Online

Wiley Online

For more information on these resources click HERE


Check out our featured Design resource

Did you know our Academic Search Complete database contains a range of Design e-journals.

Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary database containing full-text for nearly 9,000 journals.

Design journals available through the database include:

Design Week

Design Engineering

Design Quarterly

Design News

Design Issues

Journal of Engineering Design