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Graphic Design

A guide to print and electronic resources available at CCA Libraries.



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Graphic Design Research Guide

Welcome to the CCA Libraries guide to graphic design research. This site helps students and faculty find the resources they need for their academic and creative practices, including links to subscription databases and other research tools. This guide directs you on how to find the best books, articles, design materials, and images, plus examples of how to cite sources in your work. If you have any research questions, ask one of CCA's librarians -- we're here to help.

Research Databases for Graphic Design

These resources are our best bets for graphic design research. They represent just a few of the databases licensed by the CCA Libraries for students, faculty, and staff. You can also check out our complete list of online resources.

Articles from Journals and Magazines (see more options)

Online Encyclopedias (see more options)

Reference sources are the best place to start your research. They . . .

  • offer introductory information
  • define key terms
  • help you focus your research topic

Books and Videos (see more options)

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Print Reference Sources