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Visual Communication: Home

A guide for Visual Communication students on finding & referencing high-quality academic books, articles and images, and well as resources for developing graphic design & data visualisation skills.

Welcome

 

This guide helps Visual Communication students with their studies. Learn how to: 

  • Plan your search
  • Find academic sources 
  • Improve your software & graphic design skills
  • Learn about data visualisation 
  • Find images
  • Learn proper referencing for your course. 

Key resources for Visual Communication

 

Suggested books

Resource types

 

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Books

Useful for providing an overview of a topic or issue. Contains background information and context and is very useful as a starting point for research - especially if you are new to a topic!

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Journal Articles

Contains the latest research on very specific topics and often contains in-depth analysis. Journal articles are published more quickly than books so can be used to find more up to date information.

Multimedia

Depending on your course, major or specialty, this could include creative works (e.g. films, music, audio tracks) or non-creative works (e.g. news broadcasts, online tutorials, animations or visualisations).

Images

Images encompass a wide range of different types, including artwork, photographs, building plans & graphs. Different styles of images include stock images, artefacts, exhibits, infographics and more.