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Visual Communications Resources

Articles and Databases

Search databases to find articles in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers, reference sources, and other publications. Access from off campus with your FSC username and password.

Academic Search Complete
Articles from peer-reviewed journals, newspapers, and magazines useful for many subjects. A great place to get started with research.

ABI/Inform Global 

ARTSTOR

Business Source Complete 

Business Insights Essentials 

Hoovers
Financials, Company overview, History, Competitors

Newspaper Resources
A guide to newspaper resources available through Farmingdale State College and online.

Statista 
Tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information.

Journals

List of Visual Arts journals. Click on "Full-Text Access" under each title to discover how to access journals via databases and in print.

Annual Series

Graphis Poster Annual
NC1800 .G7 (1974-2000)
NC1800 .P67-2001-2004

Graphis annual. International annual of advertising graphics
OVERSIZED NC997.A1 G75 (1959-1988)

Graphis Design Annual
OVERSIZED NC997.A1 G75 (1988-2004)

Graphis (magazine)
Periodicals Department (1944-2004)

Photo annual: the international annual of photography
OVERSIZED TR690.A1 P48 (1983-2004)

Art directors annual
NC998.5 .A1 A77 OR NC997 .A1 A69 (1979-2001)

Illustrators Annual
NC975.A1 I5 (1960-2003)

AIGA Graphic Design
OVERSIZED NC997.A12 OR NC 998.5.A1 A37 (1981-2002)

Books

Textbooks
Search for textbooks by course number via this list of textbooks on reserve. Also search by title in the Library's catalog. Request textbooks at the Circulation Desk. Use these books for up to two hours in the Library. Call numbers are designated by course number, e.g. SOC 122.

Print Books
Search for books in the Library's catalog. Also find print materials via the "Books and eBooks" tab on the Library website. Search by topic, title, author, etc.

  • Circulating Books: Located on the Lower Level. Check out up to 10 books for 2 weeks at a time with your FSC ID
  • Reference Books: Located on the First Floor. Must be used within the Library. Includes encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, test prep books, etc.

eBooks
Search for ebooks via the "Books and eBooks" tab on the Library website. Search by topic, title, author, etc. View materials as a PDF and access from off campus with your FSC username and password.

Websites

Below are selected websites which feature authoritative Visual Communications and Art related content.

Bibliography of the History of Art
http://library.getty.edu/bha
BHA database available from the Getty Research Institute site.

Mother of All Art
http://www.art-design.umich.edu/mother/
Mother of All Art and Art History Links Page, at U Michigan.

NYPL Digital Gallery
http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/
Explore: Arts & Literature, Cities & Buildings, Culture & Society, History & Geography, Industry & Technology, Nature & Science, Printing & Graphics.

New York Center for Book Arts
http://www.centerforbookarts.org 

Timeline of art history
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/

Museums

Brooklyn Museum of Art 
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/visit/ 

Guggenheim Museum
http://www.guggenheim.org/?gclid=CLrL0JafprACFUITNAodYzZ8WQ

Louvre 
http://www.louvre.fr/en

Metropolitan Museum 
http://www.metmuseum.org/

MoMA 
http://www.moma.org/?gclid=CN6B4r6fprACFSkRNAodl3n4CQ

National Gallery of Art 
http://www.nga.gov/

AMICO: The Art Museum Image Consortium 
http://www.amico.org/home.html 
Search through thumbnails of 10,000 works of art.

Art Museums Network 
http://www.artmuseumnetwork.com/

Museum of Arts & Design 
http://www.madmuseum.org/

 

Citing Sources

See below for basic guidelines and examples of APA citation style. See the “Citation Help” section for more details, examples, and sample APA papers.

 

 

Why you need to cite sources:

  • Citing sources is the only way to use other people’s work without plagiarizing (i.e. if you are using any resource [journal article, book, website, report, interview, etc.], you NEED to give credit to the original source).
  • The readers of your work need citations to learn more about your ideas and where they came from.
  • Citing sources shows the amount of research you’ve done.
  • Citing sources strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas.

In-text citations give credit to sources in the body of your paper. Use in-text citations when paraphrasing, directly quoting, or using ideas from sources.

  • APA citation style uses the author-date method for in-text citations: Author(s)’ last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in parentheses in the text.
  • Names may appear either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase, but the date should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence.

Include page numbers if you are directly quoting the material.



Citations in the Reference List must correspond to in-text citations; The word or phrase you use in your in-text citations must be the first thing that appears on the left-hand margin of the corresponding entry in the Reference List.

Formatting

  • Separate page labeled “References,” double-spaced, same margins as rest of paper.
  • Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.

Author Names

  • Alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.
  • Authors' names are inverted (last name, first initial)
  • List all authors of a particular work for up to and including seven authors. If the work has more than seven authors, list the first six authors and then use ellipses (...) after the sixth author's name. After the ellipses, list the last author's name of the work.

Capitalization and Punctuation

  • Capitalize only the first word of a title and subtitle and proper nouns (books, chapters, articles, web pages)
  • Italicize titles of longer works such as books and journals.
  • Do not italicize, underline, or put quotes around the titles of shorter works such as journal articles or essays in edited collections.

Access NoodleTools

NoodleTools is a citation manager that can help you generate and format citations correctly.

  • Select the type of resource you are citing (article, book, website, etc.) and NoodleTools will prompt you to enter required information. A citation is then generated in your selected format (APA).
  • NoodleTools requires an account, so every time you log in your citations will be saved for you.
  • When you are finished entering information, a reference list can be generated for you and exported to MS Word or Google Docs.

For more details and examples of APA citation style, visit the following websites:

Also find books on APA citation style when you search the Library’s catalog by subject: Psychology -- Authorship -- Style manuals

Research Help

Have a question? Librarians are available to assist you during all open hours.

Email: reference@farmingdale.edu
Phone: 631-420-2184
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