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Welcome to the Design subject guide

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Welcome to the subject guide for Design. Here, you will discover how to find the books, journals and specialist information you need for your studies. Please use the tabs on the left to look at the different sections.

Big Read Events

Illustration by Chris Sav


Chris Sav is coming to Sheffield Hallam on January 29th 2020, 2-6pm in Adsetts 6619.  Chris  is a artist, illustrator and writer who creates comics focusing on men's mental health issues.

About this Event

After gaining a BA Hons in Fine Art from Southampton Solent University, Chris created Disappointman for the male suicide prevention charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). Dissappointman is a weekly comic series about men's mental health issues which can be found here. He also exhibits his illustrations, installations and films around the UK and Europe.

He will be holding a talk in Sheffield Hallam University's library which focuses on how creating cartoons and comedy help him to understand and deal with his own mental health, and how highlighting the absurdity of everyday life can make it easier to live within it.

To learn more about Chris and his work exploring mental health click here.


To book onto this event, please click here

Dimensions Plus - new database!

The library has subscribed to Dimensions Plus for the next academic year (2019/20). 

Dimensions Plus is a multi-disciplinary, next generation database with some unique features including the ability to:

  • search over 100 million publications
  • have one-click access to full text PDFs
  • search across clinical trials, publications, awarded grants, policy documents, and patents
  • explore the connections between the different publication types
  • explore research analytics such as citation counts, altmetrics and analytical views

If you have used Dimensions then please tell us what you think here!

Access Dimensions on the link below:

Design Week Twitter

Meanwhile, Back in the Library...

Last Year the library has put on the exhibition Meanwhile, Back in the Library..., celebrating the role of comics and graphic novels in the academic library. Here's a small selection of relevant titles: but you can find out more about the exhibition, the comics we have in stock, and how comics can be used in learning from the exhibition website or by visiting oucomics reading list.

Sheffield public libraries

You will find useful material at Sheffield public libraries, so it is well worth becoming a member.

This material includes biographical and reference resources which Sheffield Hallam does not possess, as well a local studies collection which is invaluable for projects about Sheffield.

The Central Library is on Surrey Street, just across the road from the Adsetts library.