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Graphic Design

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Introduction

This guide is a starting point for researching Graphic Design at the Dulaney-Browne Library. While this site is not intended to be comprehensive, it will help you to understand the various types of resources available in the library.

Articles, Books, the Web, and More

To find journal articles pertaining to your topic, click on the "Search EBSCOhost" link in the gray area above, then enter your search terms. By using this search box, you are simultaneously searching over 30 EBSCOhost databases which should result in a plethora of citations and full-text articles. Any articles not available electronically or in the library, may be borrowed from another library using Interlibrary Loan. If you find the results to be too broad or if you already have a well-defined topic, go to the “Articles” tab to search databases specific to your topic.

The library offers traditionally published monographs as well as books available electronically (ebooks) through Ebrary. To find these print materials and electronic resources click the “Search the Library Catalog” link, then enter your search terms in the box above. The “Books” tab offers additional subject-specific clues for searching the catalog.

The open web can also provide useful and high quality information, although each new website should be examined carefully to verify the authority of the author, the point of view or bias of the sponsor, and the quality of the information. The “Web” tab lists links to subject-specific websites.

Many of the sources linked in this guide are purchased by the library for your use. When you click on these links from a computer not connected through the campus network you will need to identify yourself by entering your campus network username and password. This is the same username and password as you use to access BlueLink and Desire2Learn.

Use the tabs above for more detailed instructions.

Questions? Ideas for Additional Resources?

Contact me: cwolf@okcu.edu or 405-208-5919

Using Databases

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Further tailor your searches by using the direct links below to search individual databases:

Academic Search Complete – comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database.

Humanities International Complete – resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.

JSTOR – Full-text database of older scholarly journal articles including botany, humanities, education, history, social science, political science, social science, music, business, and statistics.

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Print Indexes

Using the databases will get you a lot of information. In addition to these databases, you should also consult the following print indexes (current 10 years are available in the Periodicals section on the first floor, ask for older issues at the circulation desk).

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Finding Journals

Click on >[enter name of subcategory here]
to find electronic and print journals in the field of [enter topic here] available in the Dulaney-Browne Library. Please select the subcategory of your choice to see journal titles.

Library Catalog

To find materials related to [topic] in the library, use the "Search the Library Catalog" box at the top of this page. While the search default is set for "Keyword Relevance" you can use the drop-down menu to select other types of searches. If you're not sure where to begin, click on the suggested subject links below:

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Additional subject terms can be found in the Library of Congress Subject Headings.

Most [topic] books in Dulaney-Browne Library are found in the call number range [beginning of range]through [end of range] in the reference area on the first floor and on the [third or fourth] floor. Some are electronic books available online through Ebrary. To find books in other libraries and obtain them through interlibrary loan, try WorldCat.

Internet Resources for Graphic Design

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