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Visual Media Design

Finding Books

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BOOKS!

Books in the library are organized by call number according to the Library of Congress classification system which groups items by subject, so you can often simply browse the shelves. Art and graphic design books can be found in the N section, and typography and bookmaking books are in the Z's!

Subject / Call Number Range

  • Visual Arts / N
  • Drawing, Design, Illustration / NC
  • Graphic Design / NK
  • Printing and Book Design / Z116- 
  • Typography / Z244-

Librarians add books to the collection year round, so there's always something new to find!. 

Finding eBooks

EBOOKS!

The CCSF community has access to more than 242,000 ebooks and evideos via our O'Reilly and EBSCO eBook subscriptions.

An active RAM ID (student ID number) and RAM ID password is required for off-campus access to CCSF Library e-books. When accessing these resources from off-campus, users will be prompted to log in with RAM ID, then will be able to view resources as if they are on-campus.

Visual Media Design eBooks from CCSF Libraries

Searching for Books

BookSearching for library resources goes better when you:

  • enter words for topics (keywords), authors, or titles, rather than questions.
  • use dropdown menus & checkboxes (limiters/facets) to zone in on exactly what kind of thing you want.
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How to Find Ebooks How to Find Print Books

To find ebooks:

  • use the "Books and Media" tab on the Search the Library box. After running the search on the word(s) you entered,
  • Filter My Results navigation on left side of the page. Options selected: Available Online and Books (filters checked)On the left side of the screen find the Filter My Results options--Check "Available Online" under "Availability" and "Books" under "Resource Type." 

 

To find print books: 

  • use the "Books and Media" tab on the Search the Library box. After running the search on the word(s) you entered,
  • "Filter My Results" options in OneSearch with the filters "available on campus" and "books" selected.On the left side of the screen find the Filter My Results options--Check "Available on Campus" under "Availability" and "Books" under "Resource Type." 

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