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UPDATES REGARDING LIBRARY RESOURCES AND SERVICES
The DiMenna-Nyselius Library is currently closed and will reopen February 10th. Research assistance and physical item delivery is still available. To learn more about our resources and services, visit the link below
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Graphic Design Tutorials & Tools
All Fairfield University students, faculty, and staff have access to LinkedIn Learning (via my.fairfield.edu), an online subscription library that teaches the latest software tools and skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts on a broad range of subjects, including graphic design, illustration, animation, Photoshop, and web design. New courses are added every week.
Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite is available on some computer labs on campus.
There are also several free web tools that can be used to edit images, create promotional materials, and infographics. Here are a few:
Create impactful social graphics, web pages, and short videos in minutes.
Graphic design tool with an easy to use drag-and-drop interface and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts. The tools can be used for both web and print media design and graphics.
Simple web tool that empowers anyone to create and share powerful visuals.
Can be used for photo retouching, image composition, and image authoring.
Open-source vector graphics editor that can be used to create or edit vector graphics such as illustrations, diagrams, line arts, charts, logos and complex paintings.
Books, Ebooks, Music, & Movies
Search the library's collection:
A global and comprehensive catalog of library holdings. Search WorldCat for materials that are not available at Fairfield.
Credo Reference Academic Core
A comprehensive collection of subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and reference handbooks. Also included are short reference videos and high-resolution images. Useful background information source.
Oxford Art Online
This collection of scholarly art encyclopedias and reference works includes Grove Art Online, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. This content is updated regularly to reflect the latest scholarship.
Discipline specific resources:
Citing Your Sources
The links below point to brief informational guides for creating accurate citations. For more complete information, consult the original books at the library (see call numbers below) or contact a librarian.
Questions about Citations? Save time, ask a Librarian!
RefWorks is an online citation management tool that allows you to organize your citations and quickly create bibliographies without having to type a word. Click the logo for more info!
Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a standalone application that uses browser connectors to save full text, organize sources, and create citations. Click the logo to see more info!
Ask a Librarian
Still not finding what you need? A Librarian is available to help!