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Graphic Design: Research Help

Welcome to the Graphic Design Research Guide!

This guide is to help you get a jumpstart on art research by giving an overview of what art resources are available in the library, along with some quick tips on how to find and use them. This resource guide was created in support of the SUU Graphic Design Major.


Sherratt Library provides access to a number of databases on a wide range of subjects. Below is a list of databases with content related to Graphic Design:

Other Online Resources

Museums with Graphic Design Collections:

Periodicals and Serials

Although many of the journals and annuals we have in Sherratt Library are available in electronic form, sometimes a print copy is the only way to go. Below is a list of periodicals and serials we have in print and electronic formats. (Note: Print copies of periodicals are housed in the collapsible shelves on the first level, organized alphabetically by title, where serials are in the book shelves, organized by call number, like books).

Books and eBooks

At Sherratt Library we use the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system to organize the items on our shelves. These call "numbers"  (they're really letters)  on the spines are used for most of our items, including print books and ebooks. Below is a list of call numbers that relate to Graphic Design directly or peripherally (browsing these sections in the shelves on the 2nd level, or 3rd level for oversized items, can reveal resources you never knew you needed)!

Click any of the links below to see a PDF of more complete breakdowns for each number at the Library of Congress.

N Visual arts
NC Drawing. Design. Illustration
NE Print media
NK Decorative arts
NX Arts in general


TR Photography


Z Books (General). Writing. Paleography. Book industries and trade. Libraries. Bibliography

Librarian for Graphic Design

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Matt Nickerson
435-586-1955 (office)

Can't Find a Book?

Books in the Library: Search in the Library Catalog for books by or about an artist or technique of art. 
Example: Frida Kahlo

Off-Campus Access to E-books: Library Home Page 

Interlibrary Loan: To order books that SUU Library does not own, use the online Interlibrary Loan service. Allow 10 days for delivery.

You could always go to the Ask a Librarian or Check-out desk if you need help locating any items. 

Graphic Design Archives