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Industrial Design

A guide to print and electronic resources available at CCA Libraries.

Instructional Services Librarian

Research Help

Need some help? Don't hesitate to contact a California College of the Arts librarian for help with research projects, accessing databases, searching the web, or any other information needs.

In Person

Our librarians are on hand on both campuses during library hours to answer your questions. Stop in and let us help!


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Simpson Library: 415.703.9574

Reference Resources

Begin your research by seeking some general background information about your topic using reference sources. Some reference sources will be available in print at the library (see column below). Other reference resources are available electronically (see right-hand column). 

Reference books are helpful. They . . .

- offer introductory information
- explain the background of a topic
- highlight key terms
- assist with formulating a topic
- help to envision the path(s) your research can take

Print Reference Sources

Sinel Collection

The Joseph Sinel Collection database consists of descriptive records of works documenting Joseph C. Sinel's career in design.
Access to the archival collection located in the Simpson Library (SF) is available by appointment only. 


Search the CCA Archives for information on the Joseph Sinel Collection.

More information on Joseph Sinel