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American Consumer Culture: Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965: Digital archive of the papers, market research reports and supporting documents of Ernest Dichter, consumer analyst and founder of the Institute for Motivational Research, featuring some of America’s best known brands, with thousands of reports commissioned by advertising agencies and global businesses in a booming era for consumerism, ‘Madison Avenue’ advertising and global brands on consumer goods ranging from tobacco and broadcasting to cars and hotels.

Art & Architecture Archive: Archive of magazines comprising key research material in the fields of art & architecture, dating from the late-19th century to the 21st.

Engineering Case Studies: Video and text material focusing on engineering failures and successes.

SimplyMap: Online mapping tool for US demographic data. It enables the creation of maps that incorporate data such as population, age, race, income, employment, and education. All of the data can be downloaded and brought into a GIS software.

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Competition.Org Calls: Monthly competition calls posted by Competitions Project.

MaterialConnexion: Database with over 1500 records for current industrial manufacturing products, processes, and processed raw materials.

Pidgeon Digital: Collection of talks by contemporary architects and related designers. The collection was founded in 1979 by Monica Pidgeon (long-time editor of the influential magazine Architectural Design) and lectures are continually added.