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Graphic Design  

This guide will help you find graphic design resources both in the library and on the web.
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New Graphic Design Items

These links will take you to the New in the Library Graphic Design blog - with more information about these items and how to find them.  

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Getting Started with Graphic Design

You can find items related to graphic design by searching the library catalog.

  • Credo Reference
    Credo Reference contains the full-text of 100 reference books - including specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries. It's a great place to start if you need help understanding your topic.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    Need a book or journal article or even a MOVIE we don't have? You can request it through interlibrary loan. We will borrow a book or get a copy of an article for you from another library and notify you when it arrives. You can request items by filling out an online form or directly through any FirstSearch database (Worldcat, Eric, ArticleFirst).
  • Art Source
    Full text of nearly 650 art-related journals dating back to 1997. Abstracts and indexing of articles back to 1984. Contains full text of journals related to graphic design such as Illustration, Eye, and the International Journal of Design
  • DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index
    Over 212,000 abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards. Several animation and computer art-themed journals are indexed here.
  • Typedia: A Shared Encyclopedia of Typefaces  Icon
    A community-based website with the mission of classifying typefaces and providing forums for discussion. Contains information about each type's designer, foundry, release year, country of origin, classification, original format, distributors, subject tags, historical background, resources, and related links to other sites.
  • Turn of the Century Posters  Icon
    Collected by the NY Public Library, this reflects magazine, newspaper, and book newspapers from 1893 - 1922. Over 1,000 posters searchable by subject or artist.
  • Cary Graphic Arts Collection @ The Wallace Center  Icon
    A premier library on graphic communication history and practices. Includes collections and images about lithography, bookmaking, typography, and more.

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