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This guide will help get you started using library resources specific to media arts and design subjects. Use the tabs located along the top to navigate directly to a guide designed for a specific course, or jump right in with one of the general resources listed on this page. Most importantly, get in touch with us if you have any questions. Contact information is on the right.

Getting Started

While you may want to navigate directly to the page for a specific class right away (see the tabs along the top of this page), the below list of resources can be good starting point for many research topics.

  • LexisNexis Academic
    Includes full text state and federal court opinions.

    • LexisNexis Academic is huge. Narrow your searches to the legal content and be creative in your keywords.
    • For the simplest searches--citation or party name--expand the area called Look Up a Legal Case.
    • For landmark cases and keyword searching, click on "Cases" in the Look Up a Legal Case area.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete  
      
    Article index with some full text in the fields of communication and mass media studies.
  • ComAbstracts  
      
    An index with abstracts for articles published in the primary professional literature of the communications.
 

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