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Graphic Design: Getting Started

A guide to resources and research in graphic and information design.

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This guide introduces resources to support your research topics in graphic design. Use the tabs at the top of the page to help you locate background information on your topic, articles, books, images, and more.

If you need assistance with your research or help using library resources, please contact me for a consultation or Ask a Librarian

Getting to Know Your Topic

Reference sources, such as encyclopedias or dictionaries, are great starting points for familiarizing yourself with your research topic. They can provide background information or an overview of subjects. They can also help you identify the relevant keywords or specialized terms used to describe your topic. 

Search for a Book

For books and videos/DVDs, try the "Library Catalogs" section of Scholar OneSearch.


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