LDT 7180 - Message Design and Display

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Recommended Search Terms for Message Design and Display

Message Design and Display has special vocabulary. Using the terminology listed below in your searching may help you locate articles and other resources related to your topic.

chromaticity "instructional messages" "text and image"
color interface "text relationship"
"color perception" intensity typography
"color theory" message "visual perception"
"design theory" "object permanence" "visual stimuli"
graphics "object recognition" web

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Suggested Library Databases for LDT

Use the SUMMON search box below to search almost all of the library databases simultaneously. 

Search here for articles, books, and more.




You may also want to try one of the library databases below, to do a more targeted, specific search on your topic. Each of the following databases specializes in a particular discipline or subject area.

Books and eBooks

Available from the Wayne State libraries. Some titles are available online.

Linking to Full Text Articles

Wayne State libraries use Article Linker to help you link to full text from library databases and Google Scholar. Look for the ArticleLinkerin the databases or a link that says Full Text@Wayne to access Full-Text, or our Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery service, which allows you to order items that are not available in full text for electronic delivery to your Wayne State or other specified e-mail address, usually within 48 hours.


Citation Management Tools

Citation management software can help you build a library of your citations, export citations from search results directly into the software, and use your library of citations with Word to insert in-text citations and build your bibliography.

Zotero is a freely available citation manager that works with your browser to organize your citations. I recommend Zotero for beginners who have never used a citation manager before.

EndNote is licensed citation management software available free to Wayne State students. There is both a software and web version of EndNote available. EndNote is a very useful tool, but does have a learning curve. I recommend EndNote for students who are familiar with citation management software, or for those who are more expert users of database software or programs like Excel.

Use the links below to find out more about Zotero and EndNote, including where you can go to download these citation management options.

Note:  You can export your saved Zotero citation library into EndNote, so if you decide to start with the easier tool, then move up to EndNote at a later date, you can do so. You will find the instructions on the How To guides below.