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Resource Guide:
Design Principles

Digital Open Education Resources

Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Art -- Technique
  • Composition (Art)
  • Communication in art
  • Communication in design
  • Design
  • Perspective
  • Shades and shadows in art
  • Symmetry (Art)

Research Databases

The following databases are specifically useful for your topic. You can search them individually on the databases page.

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Art Fundamentals : theory and practiceN 7430 .A697 2013
Geometry of Design : studies in proportion and compositionN 7431.5 .E44 2001
Form, Space, and Vision: discovering design through drawingNC 730 .C6
How to Draw : drawing and sketching objects and environments from your imaginationNC 730 .R63 2013
Drawing : a contemporary approachNC 730 .S34 2008
Making Color SingND 1488 .D63 2011
Color : a natural history of the palletteND 1488 .F56 2004