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Design and technology

Use this guide to start your research into Design and Technology, including Textiles, Food Technology and Resistant Materials.

Design and technology databases

Databases are a good place to start searching for current research and online journal articles.

Video databases can be a good source for documentaries on current industry topics, as well as videos demonstrating processes and working with various materials.

Consult media sources to keep up to date with changes in industry, news related to STEM and Design & Technology education and magazines featuring craft, textiles and woodworking projects.

Design, creativity and innovation

Dictionaries and encyclopaediae are handy for gathering background information when you start researching a topic. They can help you clarify topics and identify related concepts and terms which you can use to develop a search strategy.

Database searching allows you to find articles from many journals, but you can also search within a specific journal. This will limit your results, but can be useful if your topic corresponds to the journal's focus. To search more widely, choose a Design and Technology Database.

Food technology

Dictionaries and encyclopaediae are handy for gathering background information when you start researching a topic. They can help you clarify topics and identify related concepts and terms which you can use to develop a search strategy.

Database searching allows you to find articles from many journals, but you can also search within a specific journal. This will limit your results, but can be useful if your topic corresponds to the journal's focus. To search more widely, choose a Design and Technology Database.

Resistant materials

Dictionaries and encyclopaediae are handy for gathering background information when you start researching a topic. They can help you clarify topics and identify related concepts and terms which you can use to develop a search strategy.

Database searching allows you to find articles from many journals, but you can also search within a specific journal. This will limit your results, but can be useful if your topic corresponds to the journal's focus. To search more widely, choose a Design and Technology Database.

Textiles

Dictionaries and encyclopaediae are handy for gathering background information when you start researching a topic. They can help you clarify topics and identify related concepts and terms which you can use to develop a search strategy.

Database searching allows you to find articles from many journals, but you can also search within a specific journal. This will limit your results, but can be useful if your topic corresponds to the journal's focus. To search more widely, choose a Design and Technology Database.

Websites

Australian industry and government bodies

Textile and fibre websites

Sustainability

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Last reviewed: 12 January 2022