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Communication Arts

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For additional research information try these guides:

Browsing Illustration and Drawing

Use these call numbers
to browse for books at
Cabell Library:

NC1-1940 -
Drawing, Design, Illustration

NC50-266 -- History of Drawing
NC390-670 -- Study and Teaching
NC730-758 --Technique
NC760 -- Anatomy
NC965 -- 
Children's Book Illustration

NC997-1003 -- 
Commercial & Advertising Art

NC1800-1850 -- Posters
QH46.5 -- 
Natural History Illustration

QK98.15-98.18 -- 
Botanical illustration

QL46.5 -- Animal Illustration
QL674.4 -- Bird Illustration
R836 -- Medical Illustration

N Call number ranges are on the 3rd floor

Q&R Call number ranges are on the 4th floor

All Oversized books are on the 4th floor

Art Browsery

Look. Learn. Create.
Visit the Art Browsery on the 4th floor of Cabell Library to see a selection of new visually rich books available for checkout.

Subject Guide

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Carla-Mae Crookendale
Arts Research Librarian
(804) 827-0367
Cabell Library, Room 121-L

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Welcome to the Communication Arts guide!

This guide provides an overview of tools and basic strategies for conducting library research in
Communication Arts including IllustrationComic Arts and Concept Art

Illustration Books

Drawing Technique Books

Children's Book illustration Books

Scientific & Botanical Illustration Books

Theses and Dissertations

Dissertations may be useful sources for researching the state of the field
and the bibliographies can often provide a wealth of new sources.

Resources Beyond VCU Libraries

If you can't find the book, article, or dissertation that you want at VCU, try these resources to find what you need.