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Visual Communication: Home

On This Guide

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.

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


Look for the symbols below to find books in the Library on Visual Communication


Featured Books

Finding Books & eBooks

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 also available through databases, which you can search separately:

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.

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

001.56 Semiotics 
070.5 Book & Magazine Publishing
303.375 Propaganda
306.1 Subcultures
655.2 Typography
655.7 Book Binding
658.8 Consumer Behaviour
659.1 Advertising
701.1 Art Theory
741 Illustration
741.6 Graphic Design
741.65 Zines
741.67 Advertising Art
741.671 Packaging
745.2024 Sustainable Design
791.434 Animation
791.4332 Motion Graphics

What Does Your Subject Librarian 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