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Art & Design Research Guide: Reference Sources

A research guide to access hard-copy and online resources in the discipline of art & design.

Citation help


EndNote is a Web-based tool for managing and citing references in papers and creating bibliographies.  EndNote has numerous citation styles including APA, MLA, Chicago (Turabian).  EndNote is available to current members of the PLNU community.  Use your 8-digit PLNU ID card number to access EndNote Web.

Art & Design's Department Page

Point Loma Nazarene University's Art & Design Department home page.

Why use reference books?


Reference sources provide background information, an overview of a topic, specialized vocabulary and terminology, and critical concepts.  They're often a great starting point.  The Library has reference materials both online and in print. Want more information? 

Van Gogh's Starry Night

Reference Sources for Art & Design

Below are representative titles from Ryan Library's reference collection:

Additional titles are found in call number range 700 through 745.