Just because you are at IUS doesn't mean you are limited to the resources we have here in our library. You can search in IUCAT to see what other IU libraries own. If you find an item you want, and we don't have it here it IUS, but it's checked in at another IU library, you can request that it be sent here for you to check out. Look for the "Request This" link in the record.
It can take 4-7 working days for an item to be sent here from another IU library, so don't wait until the last minute to begin your research. You want to allow for time just in case you want to take advantage of this service.
IUCAT is the library catalog. It is the tool that tells you what the library owns and where it is located. You can use IUCAT to find books, journals, electronic books, and other resources.
Think about your topic, and try to come up with a list of terms and concepts associated with that topic. You can search IUCAT using those words by typing them into "keyword anywhere." Use the word and to combine your terms.
Fine Arts (broader areas)
N Visual Arts
NC Drawing. Design. Illustration.
NE Print Media
NK Decorative Arts
NX Arts in General
For Graphic Design
Graphic Design section NC 997-998
American Graphic Design: NC 998.5
Graphic Design from other countries: NC 998.6
Graphic Designers: NC 998.6
Bookbinding Z 266-270
Color in Design NK 1548
Design Patterns and Motifs NK 1390-1476, 1530-1560
Design Theory and Writings NK 1505 - 1520
Graphic Novels PN 6700 - 6790
Information Design NK 1510
Motion graphics NC 997, TR 897.7…
Wayfinding NC 1002
Books Z 4-116
Brochures NC 1002 .P7
Business Cards HF, NE 965
Greeting Cards NC 1860-1878
Letterheads HF, NC 1003
Logos and Trademarks NC 1002-3, T 223-325
Magazines Z 246, Z 253.3
Packaging HF, TS 195
Posters NC 1805-1850
Postcards NC 1860-1878
Record covers NC 1882
Typography and print design section Z 244-246