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Introduction to support in the Library and how to find books and eBooks.

Scholarly Sources
Information about recommended academic journals and databases.

Visual Research
Magazines, image archives, motion graphics and video content. 

Marketing & Industry Information
News, trade publications, market research reports, data, statistics and other information about industry.

Artists' Books & Zines
Online zines and alternative press content, and the Artists' Book collection in the Library.

Children's Illustrated Books and Graphic Novels

Browse our collections here.

Featured Books

Finding Books & eBooks

The Library has access to thousands of books, both in print and online.

To find a book in the library, first search the Library Catalogue. This will give you an idea about the range of books on a topic, as well as information about where you can find a book on the shelf.

Some books are only available as eBooks, so always search the Library Search Plus in addition to checking the shelves. eBooks are great because they let you search through the whole book for keywords, copy key quotes, and highlight or add notes against interesting passages as you read. 

eBooks are available through databases, which you can also search separately:

When searching for print books in the Library, the following numbers can be helpful in locating particular subject areas.

001.56 Semiotics 
302.222 Visual Communication
306 Popular Culture
655.2 Typography
655.7 Book Binding
741 Drawing
741.53 Graphic Novels
741.59 Comic Books
741.6 Illustration and Illustrators
741.601 Illustration Theory
741.642 Children's Illustrated Books
741.64201 Children's Illustration Theory
741.65 ZInes
745.2024 Sustainable Design
808.036 Narrative Theory


Look for the symbols below to find books in the Library on Illustration


What do your Subjects Librarians Do?

Your Subject Librarian can help with:

Conducting research and finding high-quality sources

Using information resources and search tools effectively

Referencing, from in-text citations to your bibliography