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Art & Design Research Guide: Find Articles

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

Scholarly or Popular Periodical? What's the difference?

View a 3:12 minute long YouTube video via the link below for a discussion of scholarly and popular articles.

Citing resources

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.

Ryan Library Databases

Ryan Library databases are subscriptions provided to the PLNU community for online access to quality journal and magazine articles, citations and, in case of Films on Demand, video. To access the databases you will be asked for your name and PLNU 8-digit ID number.

Recommended databases for Art & Design students include:









Access articles from other libraries

Use ILLiad, PLNU's Interlibrary Loan program, to request articles that are not available at PLNU.  ILLiad requests take 7-10 business days

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.