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Graphic Design

This guide contains library resources on Graphic Design and the Graphic Arts, as well as links to internal and external sources on these subjects

Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Need to select a research topic or find background information?  

The Reference Collection includes a variety of different sources, such as: subject-focused encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs, maps/atlases, statistical compendiums, dictionaries, and more. Look here to find introductory articles on subject-related topics. The broad perspective offered by such articles often proves helpful for narrowing research topics before pursuing more in-depth information. 

This guide provides some recommendations for encyclopedias and other reference resources that might provide helpful information relating to your topic.

Recommended Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Chromophobia

Electronic Resource. (requires Kean Library barcode)

Color Index

Nancy Thompson Library Main Collection

Graphic Arts Manual

Nancy Thompson Library Main Collection

Scientific Style and Format

Reference Desk (First Floor)

Type and Typography

Nancy Thompson Library Main Collection

Typography and Graphic Design

Nancy Thompson Library Main Collection

Recommended Multimedia Databases

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Recommended Image Databases

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