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Journals and Magazines


Communication Arts



International Journal of Design

Working Papers in Art & Design

Also check our A-Z of Online Journal Titles link in the online library


New Book Titles

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Starting your Career as a Freelance Web Designer - Neil Tortorella
Call Number: TK5105.888.T67 2011
ISBN: 9781581158595
Publication Date: 2011

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The business side of creativity : a complete guide to running a small graphic design or communications business - Cameron S. Foote illustrated by Mark Bellerose.
ISBN: 039373207X

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Logo Design Love - David Airey
Call Number: NC1002.L63.A37 2010
ISBN: 9780321660763


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  • Academic Search Complete
    Multi-disciplinary database featuring full-text scholarly journals, periodicals, reports, books, and more from over 9,100 publications (over 86% peer-reviewed/scholarly) with coverage from 1887 to present. Presents broad global coverage of subject areas including business and economics, health and medicine, news and world affairs, science, education, technology, humanities, social sciences, psychology, literature, law, and women's studies.
  • AP Images
    Provides access to over 12 million photographs dating to 1826. Also contains approximately 36,000 sound bits and a professionally produced collection of more than 340,000 graphics including maps, graphs, charts, logos, flags, and illustrations.
  • Art Source
    Considered an art super-database, combining content from EBSCO and its recently acquired Wilson. This resource provides 630 full-text journals, 220 full-text books, and over 63,000 images. This resource includes international coverage, art reproduction records, and museum podcasts on artists and works of art.
  • Associates Programs Source Plus
    Designed for the research needs of two-year colleges and relevant associates programs with 2,000 full-text journals and 350 full-text books covering programs including culinary arts, fashion design, graphic arts, interior design, photography, and more.
  • eBook Academic Collection
    Full-text access to over 113,000 electronic books with unlimited user access. Subject areas covered by this collection include art, business and economics, education, language arts, literary criticism, medicine, performing arts, philosophy, poetry, political science, religion, social science, technology, and more. Allows for user download to personal computer/mobile systems. Users can create personalized bookshelves, highlight books, and add notes and bookmarks.
  • eBook Community College Collection
    Full-text access to over 48,000 electronic books with unlimited user access. This multidisciplinary collection is focused on the academic and trade information needs of community colleges. The information available in this collection varies from introductory/basic content to higher-level content, providing students with a range of information to meet their needs as they develop in their area(s) of study. Allows for user download to personal computer/mobile systems. Users can create personalized bookshelves, highlight books, and add notes and bookmarks.
  • Humanities Source
    Considered a humanities super-database, combining content from EBSCO and its recently acquired Wilson. This resource provides 1,400 full-text journals as well as interviews, obituaries, original works of fiction, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, and more. Subject coverage in this resource includes: archaeology, area studies, art, classical studies, communications, dance, film, folklore, gender studies, history, journalism, linguistics, literary and social criticism, literature, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion and theology, and others.
  • OmniFile Full Text MEGA
    Formerly a Wilson database, this resource is more robust than the previous subscribed OmniFile Full Text Select, with over 3,100 full-text publications dating to 1994 and over 500 podcasts and videos on a range of art, humanities, and science subjects. Covers core subjects including applied sciences, art, education, humanities, law, social sciences, and technology.

Subject Related Websites

Open Courseware for Web Design Do you need some extra help in your web design classes?  Get videos and lectures from the world's leading universities from this database of open courseware.  This database provides the public insight to all the free high quality college level courses across a vast amount of programs.  Students and the educators are able to access the database along with many featured resouces on the site.  It is noncommercial and available for anyone.  Updated yearly. Graphic Design Blog  Graphic Design Guide.

All Graphic Design News A blog which focuses on the fields of graphic design and web design.  

Design Talk Board  Graphic design resources, industry news, designers forums.

Typographic checklist from

How Magazine  Design ideas at work.

  • Ex Libris
    The official site of the American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers. Join in, get ideas, be inspired!

Graphic Design News Blog

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Available in the Library

500 digital illustrations : hints, tips, and techniques / compiled by Luke Herriott ; contributing authors Hannah Gal...[et al.].  Call Number: T385 2009

Cascading style sheets: the designer's edge / Molly E. Holzschlag. Call Number: TK5105.888 .H6516 2003

Bold visions : a digital painting bible: for fantasy and science fiction artists / Gary Tonge.  Call Number: T385 .T66 2008

How to see, how to draw : keys to realistic drawing / Claudia Nice. Call Number: NC730 .N53 2010

Managing the design process--concept development : an essential manual for the working designer / Terry Lee Stone. Call Number: NC1001 .S76 2010

The non-designers design book : design and typographic principles for the visual novice / Robin Williams.  Call Number: Z246 .W634 2008

Thinking with type : a critical guide for designers, writers, editors, & students / Ellen Lupton. Call Number: Z246 .L87 2010

Visual language for designers : principles for creating graphics that people understand / Connie Malamed. Call Number: NC997 .M24 2009  

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