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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Classification Outline, (for all subject areas)

Library of Congress Class N - Fine Arts

Subclass  Visual Arts

Subclass NA    Architecture

Subclass NB   Sculpture

Subclass NC   Drawing, Design, Illustration

Subclass ND   Painting

Subclass NE   Print Media

Subclass NK   Decorative Arts

Subclass NX   Arts in General

Library of Congress Class T - Technology

Subclass TR  Photography

Library of Congress Subject Headings Subclass NC

LC Subclass NC

NC1-1940 Drawing. Design. Illustration

NC1-45 General Including collective biography

NC50-266 History of drawing

NC390-670 Study and teaching

NC673-677 Competitions

NC703-725 General works

NC730-758 Technique

NC760-825 Special subjects

NC845-915 Graphic art materials

NC930 Conservation and restoration of drawings

NC950-(996) Illustration

NC997-1003 Commercial art. Advertising art

NC1280-1284 Printed ephemera. Imagerie populaire

NC1300-1766 Pictorial humor, caricature, etc.

NC1800-1850 Posters

NC1860-1896 Greeting cards, postcards, invitations, book jackets, etc.

NC1920-1940 Copying, enlarging, and reduction of drawings

APU Art Databases

ARTstor - Getting Started

ARTstor, the premier image database

Oxford Art Online, Oxford University Press

Grove Art Online, (including Grove Art Dictionary and others)

Project Muse, digital humanities and social science resource

Credo Reference (A database of subject specific reference resources)

JSTOR (scholarly journals)

Academic Search Premier (scholarly journals)

National Gallery Collection, National Gallery London (Credo Reference)

The Arts Database (ProQuest)

Reference Resources for Graphic Design

Design Thinking: Understanding How Designers Think and Work, Nigel Cross, (ebook)

Design and the Creation of Value, John Heskett (et. al), (ebook)

Meggs: Making Graphic Design History, Philip B. Meggs, Marshburn Library Z246 .M427 2008

Graphic Design:  A New History, Stephen Eskilson, Marshburn Library NC998 .E85 2007

Graphic Design, translated: a Visual Dictionary of Terms for Global Design, Peter J Wolf (ebook)

Graphic Design Theory, Meredith Davis, Thames & Hudson, Marshburn Library NC998 .D38 2012

Design Literacy (continued): Understanding Graphic Design, Steven Heller, Marshburn Library NC998 .H453 1999

Design Encyclopedia, Mel Byars, Ref NK1370 .B93 2004

Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers, Alan Livingston, Isabella Livingston,(ebook)

Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Design Since 1900, Guy Juiler, East Campus Ref NK 1390 .J85 2005

Writing and Research for Graphic Designers: a designers manual to strategic communication, Steven Heller (ebook)

Art and Design Museum Resources

Design Museums (a sampling)

The Design Museum, London, UK

Signarama, Ontario, CA

Cooper Hewett, New York, NY

MOMA, New York, NY

MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Los Angeles, CA

a + d museum, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA

Art Museums (a sampling)

Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, California

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Whitney Museum of Art, New York

Tate, United Kingdom

Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York

Librarian & Curator

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Online and Digital Resources

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, College Art Association, 2015

A Short Intro to Graphic Design History, Nancy Stock-Allen

Artland Magazine - Art Movements

Dictionary of Art Historians (Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, Duke University)

Google Art Project,  Online Art Collections

Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute (see Research Collections)

The Getty Research Institute, J.Paul Getty Trust

Digital Public Library of America, Boston, MA



AIGI, the professional association of design

Graphic Artists Guild, advocacy and resources