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FLEET LIBRARY | Research Guides

Rhode Island School of Design

Thematic Collections

Browse collections around topical issues, shared concerns, and transdisciplinary interests

The Power of Exploration & Discovery

Browsing for books is a quick and engaging way to discover new sources, whether for an assignment of for inspiration in your studio practice.

  • Fun and important to the creative process - feed your imagination
  • Great way to discover new ideas
  • Supports the habit of being open to new influences
  • Find things you didn't know existed - authors, artists, books, art forms, historic exhibitions...
  • Spend time looking at a lot of stuff
  • Gather first, discard later (create a pile, edit it later)
  • Each person has their own browsing style