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Communication Design

This guide will assist you with your research projects and papers for Communications Design.

Finding Books and More

Finding Books

To find books, eBooks, and multimedia resources (including DVDs, videocassettes, and audio recordings), search the online library catalog.

  • To find books at other CUNY libraries, select All CUNY Libraries. To request a book from another CUNY library, click Request a Copy.

Subject Headings

Searching with Subject Headings

Using subject headings to search the library catalog can help you quickly find useful books and multimedia. Once you have found a book on your research topic, click on the Subjects links to find more books on that topic.

You can also search by subject from the Find Books tab on the Library website. Here's a small sample of relevant subject headings that may be for Advertising and Graphic Design:

  • Advertising
  • Book Design
  • Commercial Art
  • Graphic Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Logos (Symbols)
  • Posters
  • Trademarks*
  • Visual Communication

To find books about artists, search using the artist's name as the subject, for example:


Reference Resources

Reference Resources

The library has many reference books like encyclopedias, dictionaries and style guides library catalog.

Print reference books are located on the shelves behind the Reference Desk on the 4th floor of the library. Print reference books can only be used in the library.

Many of our reference books are available electronically (ebooks) -- read them by clicking through the links in the library catalog. For off-campus access to ebooks, login with library number on the front of your ID. For more information or to report a problem, see Off-campus Access on the Library website.


Ursula C. Schwerin Library
New York City College of Technology
of the City University of New York
300 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Circulation: 718.260.5470
Reference: 718.260.5485

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