The Gnomon Library & Learning Resource Center is a place for inquiry, inspiration and innovation. We provide resources and materials that support the educational, professional, and personal information needs of our students, faculty and staff.

The Library collection is growing and includes course-related and professional resources such as books, access to online databases, trade industry magazines and newspapers all collected to reflect the diversity and richness of art, design and digital production courses offered by the college.

Library Resources

Currently under construction. Stay tuned for updates as they become available. In the meantime, if you have questions regarding resources or other sources of information, we welcome your questions! Contact us at: learning.resources@gnomon.edu and we will respond shortly.

Course Reserves

Currently under construction. For questions regarding "required" and "recommended" reading, please consult your course syllabus or speak with your instructor.

Online Resources

The Gnomon Library subscribes to select research, industry, and other online subscription services to provide credible information. These are accessible through the Gnomon Student Portal both on-campus and off.

  • Credo Reference is a digital reference library containing a variety of reference books, dictionaries, encyclopedias and more. There are also subject-specific collections for arts, anatomy, visual communication and more. Click the link to access the site while on-campus. If you would like to access the site while off-campus, please contact the librarian at learning.resources@gnomon.edu for login instructions.
  • Greenfile is a collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles addressing issues related to global warming, pollution, renewable energy and more. If you would like to access the site, please contact the librarian at learning.resources@gnomon.edu for login instructions.

Website Evaluation Guide: Using the CRAAP Test Worksheet

The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find online. Different criteria may be used depending on your situation or need.

Citation Guides

Check out these online citation guides to learn more about how to credit sources, what sources need to be cited, and the format for each citation type.

  • EasyBib: Find lots of great resources to help make your research paper awesome, including tips on writing a research paper, topics, and a citation generator.
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab: The OWL resources help writers learn how to use the MLA (Modern Language Association) citation and format style. Find resources on in-text citation and the Works Cited page, as well as MLA sample papers.

The Gnomon Workshop

Students access The Gnomon Workshop library of over 300 instructional videos featuring experts from the visual effects industries. Students can review tutorials covering “design, drawing, painting, modeling, texturing, rigging effects, and animation” among others.

Production Equipment

Check out production equipment including digital cameras, lighting rigs, grip material and more. For questions or to reserve items, contact the Systems Engineers for more information at system.engineer@gnomon.edu.

Industry-related Resources

Browse art and image websites, as well as sites linking to open access scholarly articles, career, and professional association information. All resources are available without login or other account registration requirements.

Art & Design Industry Sites

AdobeTV
Access anything and everything about Adobe tools and services with Adobe Learn.

Anatomical Plates
This collection features approximately 4500 full page plates and other significant illustrations of human anatomy selected from the Jason A. Hannah and Academy of Medicine collections in the history of medicine at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. Each illustration has been fully indexed using medical subject headings (MeSH), and techniques of illustration, artists, and engravers have been identified whenever possible. There are ninety-five individual titles represented, ranging in date from 1522 to 1867. The images in the online collection are derived from works in the public domain. The images may be used for the purposes of research, private study, or general interest.

The Art Story
"A site dedicated to bringing the “history of modern art to the public in a fresh and dynamic way.”

AskArt
Excellent site, containing profiles and general information on over 30,000 artists.

Copyright Research Guide
From the Getty Research Institute, the site is Intended to provide users with helpful resources for determining copyright status and obtaining permission to publish copyrighted materials.

Stock Footage
A collection of stock footage clips submitted by Internet Archive users. The clips may be used in other videos.

Feature Films
Feature films, shorts, silent films and trailers are available for viewing and downloading. 

Fotolia
Fotolia is a world-leading image bank, providing instant access to over 42 million images, vectors, illustrations and video clips. It is powered by a diverse international community of artists, graphic designers and agencies who bring you tens of thousands of new and unique images, illustrations and videos every single day

GDC (Game Developers Conference) YouTube Channel
Find “in-depth talks, inspirational lectures and more from experts” presenting at the annual GDC, the “largest professional game industry event.”

Getty Research Portal
Free access to an extensive collection of digitized art history texts from a range of institutions. This multilingual and multicultural union catalog affords art historians and other researchers the ability to search and download complete digital copies of publications devoted to art, architecture, material culture, and related fields.

Google Arts & Culture
Google's "collaboration with some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums to enable people to discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail.

Historical Anatomies on the Web
Anatomical atlases from the National Library of Medicine collection. Images are free to use, with credit to NLM.

Moving Image Archive
This library contains digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.

Nasa Content & Images
NASA content - images, audio, video, and computer files used in the rendition of 3-dimensional models, such as texture maps and polygon data in any format - generally are not copyrighted.

National Gallery of Art Images
On this website you can search, browse, share, and download images. A standards-based reproduction guide and a help section provide advice for both novices and experts. More than 45,000 open access digital images up to 4000 pixels each are available free of charge for download and use.

New York Public Library Digital Collections
Provides access to over 700,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.

Pixabay
A repository for public domain pictures that includes free vectors, free drawings and free photos. You can freely use any image from this website in digital and printed format, for personal and commercial use, without attribution requirement to the original author.

Prelinger Archives
In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 11,000 digitized and videotape titles (all originally derived from film) and a large collection of home movies, amateur and industrial films acquired since 2002.

The Metropolitan Museum's Timeline of Art History
A chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Metropolitan Museum's collection made possible by the Heilbrunn Foundation, New Tamarind Foundation, and Zodiac Fund.

Open-Access Journals

Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media
Offers a "discussion of all aspects of film and screen media history, theory and criticism through multiple research methodologies and perspectives."

Art Journal Open
“Present artists’ projects, scholarly essays, conversations and interviews, notes from the field, artifacts of materials and process, and news items.”

CINEJ Cinema Journal
"CINEJ Cinema Journal is committed to publishing fresh and original research in the fields of film and media studies."

Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Cutlure
Offers articles that explore the visual form from "prehistory to the present, as well as How "cultures around the world conceive of and construct their present and the concept of presentness visually."

Digital Culture & Education
Offers articles that discuss "the impact of digital culture on identity, education, art, society, culture and narrative within social, political, economic, cultural and historical contexts."

Digital Humanities Quarterly
Covers "all aspects of digital media in the humanities."

Game Studies
"The International Journal of Computer Game Research: “Explores the rich cultural genre of games and offers a peer-reviewed forum for ongoing discussions on games and gaming.”

Image and Narrative: Online Magazine of the Visual Narrative
"A peer-reviewed e-journal on visual narratology and word and image studies in the broadest sense of the term."

International Journal of Design
“A peer-reviewed, open-access journal devoted to publishing research papers in all fields of design, including industrial design, visual communication design, interface design, animation and game design, architectural design, urban design, and other design related fields."

Journal of Visual Art and Design
Offers articles across several design topics including "Design History, Art History, Visual Culture," and others.

Journal Digital Media Arts and Practice
Presents articles that respond "to the rapidly developing field of digital media and arts in a variety of settings—academic, educational, artistic, political, and social."

Media and Communication
Is "dedicated to a wide variety of basic and applied research in communication and its related fields."

Media Tropes
"this eJournal addresses questions, problems, and issues at the intersection of culture and technology, broadly construed."

Professional Organizations

ACM SIGGRAPH
"An international community of researchers, artists, developers, filmmakers, scientists, and business professionals who share an interest in computer graphics and interactive techniques."

International Game Developers Association
A community with a playful and fun culture, in an industry based on creating stimulating experiences for others. Games engage and entertain. Fun is in our DNA and we embrace that.

The CGSociety
"Supports artists at every level by offering a range of services to connect, inform, educate and promote digital artists worldwide."

Visual Effects Society
"A global professional honorary society and the entertainment industry's only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio executives, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers."

Women in Animation
WIA is the only organization dedicated to advancing women in the field of animation. We envision a world where women share equally in the creation, production and rewards of animation, and we provide resources and connections to make it happen.

Instructor Recommendations

Anatomy for Sculptors
Provides "reference images and interactive teaching tools while maintaining the classical know-how of the old-world European-style art academy."

Anipages Daily
An interesting blog offering behind the scenes looks at a variety of anime and world animation artists.

Causes of Color
Explore the three identified causes of color.

Kineman
Deemed "the ultimate web application for learning and demonstrating human joint behavior, and for creating complex human poses."

Living Lines Library
Find examples of production drawings, model sheets and more.

New Masters Academy
Find tutorials on drawing, painting, composition and more from knowledgable and practicing artists.

Line of Action
Find guidance on drawing among this collaborative artist group.

Posemaniacs
Find examples of a variety of poses for nude sketching

Simplifying Perspective: A Step-by-Step Guide for Visual Artists
Breaks down the principles of perspective in easy-to-understand terms.

The Groundlings
Find performance dates and times for this improvisation theater.

The Periodic Table of Storytelling
An interesting perspective on and explanation of story tropes.

Systems Engineers

Find help with technology, checkout equipment or troubleshooting issues. Systems Engineers are available during all hours that the Gnomon campus is open.

Research Help

The Librarian is available to help students and faculty with questions regarding research strategies or need help identifying resources for course assignments. Contact the librarian at learning.resources@gnomon.edu.

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