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Materials & Sustainability: RESOURCES

This guide refers you to library resources for Sustainable Materials, Methods and Product Design Practices. Here you will find relevant books, magazines, databases, and online resources that the Librarian recommends.

Search for Books and E-Books

Search terms:

  • sustainability
  • sustainable products
  • sustainable design
  • sustainable materials
  • or a name of a specific product or type of product

How to Find Articles

The Databases at Otis College have literally MILLIONS of articles. Below some recommendations.

Materials Databases

Material Connexion is no longer available for searching.

Recommended Books

The books below are just a sampling of what you will find here.

There are also many e-books available on the subject. If you find an e-book, you will be able to access it fully online with your login credentials.

Recommended Websites

Archello tells multiple stories around projects, from the manufacturer to the architect, making it the richest and the most complete platform for architecture and design.

Material Lab is a design resource studio and materials library in London.

Matrec is a consulting company specializing in innovation and research on sustainability. They want you to subscribe, but you can get info without doing that.

Wearable Technology

Core77 Excellent website for all things Product design


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