Graphic Arts Subject Guide
This guide is intended to help you find graphic arts information from books, videos, software, and magazines in the C.O.D. Library. It also provides information for locating journal articles in Library databases and indexes and free Web sites.
C.O.D. Library Materials
- To find books, videos, and software in the C.O.D. Library, use the C.O.D. Library Catalog.
- Try doing a subject search of the Library catalog using some of the subject headings listed below:
- Do a keyword
search of the Library catalog using some keywords that are specific to your topic. For example:
Using specific keywords such as proper names, combining keywords, and using
keyword phrases are good ways to find exactly what you are looking for.
- "roy lichtenstein"
- "art deco"
- color AND design
- You can also browse the Reference collection and the General collection for graphic arts resources. Begin by browsing some of the call number areas below:
Locate these areas in the collections using the Library Directions, Maps & Virtual Tour pages.
- NC - Drawing. Design. Illustration.
- NE - Print media.
- T385 - (Software guides such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator)
- TK5105.88 - Web publishing
- Z116 - Z265 - Printing.
Journals in the Library
The Library has current copies of the following graphic arts periodicals in the current periodicals section of the Library.
Issues that are more than a year or two old can usually be found in the microfilm area of the Library.
Selected Reference Materials
The following reference materials can be found in the Library's Reference collection:
- Contemporary Graphic Artists
NC999.2 . C65
- The GATF Encyclopedia of Graphic Communications
Z118 .G29 1998
- The Graphic Arts Encyclopedia
Z118 .S82 1992
- Graphic Arts Blue Book
- Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market
You can use article databases to locate magazine and journal articles.
You can use search engines to search for graphic arts Web sites. Try searching for some of the subjects listed above that you used when searching the Library catalog. Also use specific keywords that describe your topic exactly. You can also use some of the Web sites listed below as starting points.
Graphic Arts Associations & Organizations
General Graphic Arts Web Sites
Online Magazines & Journals
Software Developers & Hardware Manufacturers
For some assignments, you'll have to cite your sources
following APA or MLA guidelines. The C.O.D. Library has provided a resource
for helping you do this:
See also: Multimedia Arts Subject Guide
See also: Art Research Guides
Colin Koteles, Instructor
Updated: 10 December 2004