Multimedia & Graphic Design Research Guide

Articles and databases

Find articles on multimedia and graphic design

Highly Recommended:

Communication & Mass Media Complete


ABI Inform

Academic Search Elite (Ebsco)

Computer Database

Academic OneFile

Science Direct (Elsevier)

SpringerLink Journals

Recent articles from selected journals

Journal of Design History

Design Studies

Journal of Visual Culture

Books and background reading

Books in the CSUMB Library

The CSUMB Library Catalog lists books and videos in the CSUMB library's collection. Use the links below for quick lists of books and videos on:

computer graphics and computer-aided design

digital art

graphic design and commercial art

multimedia systems and interactive multimedia (also search under specific software)


web site design (also search under specific software)

Recently received titles on multimedia and graphic design

Selected reference books

Art Online (Oxford)

Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market

Cyberspace Lexicon: An Illustrated Dictionary of Terms from Multimedia to Virtual Reality

The Dictionary of Multimedia: Terms & Acronyms

Encyclopedia of Graphic Communications

Multimedia and the Web From A to Z

Books at other libraries


CSU Union Catalog to search library catalogs of the 23 California State University campuses.

Also consider:

MOBAC Monterey Bay Regional Library Catalogs to search library catalogs in the Monterey Bay region

Melvyl to search library catalogs of the University of California

WorldCat to search library catalogs from around the world.

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books found using the catalogs above.



AIGA: the professional association for design

Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook

Graphic Artists Guild

International Council of Graphic Design Associations


Copyright Alliance

Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Society of the USA

Creative Commons


Digital Arts & Culture


Computer games

Center for Computer Games Research

Game Research

Game Studies (journal)

Design help

Glossary of Terms from UC Santa Cruz

Alliance for Technology Access

Cool Home Pages

Internet Society

Web Style Guide

All Graphic Design

HOW Design


Cite your sources


APA (American Psychological Association)

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (CSUMB Reference Collection REF BF 76.7 .P82 2001)

Electronic Reference Formats (APA's web site)

Using APA Format (Purdue U. Online Writing Lab)

Citation Styles Handbook: APA (U. of Illinois)

Writer's Handbook - Citing Electronic Sources APA Style (U. of Wisconsin)

APA Citation Guide (Ohio State)


Chicago Manual of Style (CSUMB Reference Collection: REF Z253 .U69 2003)

Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate Turabian (CSUMB Reference Collection: REF LB 2369 .T8 1996).

Chicago Manual of Style FAQ

Chicago Manual of Style Citation Guide (Ohio State U.)


MLA (Modern Language Association)

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (CSUMB Reference Collection: REF LB 2369 .G53 2003).

MLA Style FAQ (MLA website)

Citation Styles Handbook: MLA (U. of Illinois)

Using MLA Format (Purdue U. Online Writing Lab)

Writer's Handbook - Citing Electronic Sources MLA Style (U. of Wisconsin)

MLA Style Guide (Ohio State)

Other style & citation guides

CSE (Council of Scientific Editors, formerly CBE)

Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (CSUMB Reference Collection: REF T11 .S386 2006)

CSE Citation Examples (Dakota State University)

Writer's Handbook : CBE Documentation (U. Wisconsin)

Online! Citation Styles: Electronic Sources (APA, MLA, Chicago, CBE)

Citing Sources (Duke U. Libraries): APA, MLA, Chicago

Citation Machine - generates citations in MLA and APA formats

Citing Government Publications

Electronic Style... the Final Frontier

Internet Public Library: Citing Electronic Information

Sources: Their Use and Acknowledgement

Research & Documentation Online - Diana Hacker

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