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.
Search The Online Catalog Use the online catalog to search for books, ebooks, and films! Enter your search terms in the search bar to get started. If you have questions or need help searching for materials, contact your Gnomon Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course Reserves are materials made available by an instructor at the Gnomon Library. Items on reserve for a class may include one or more of the following: books, textbooks, films, magazine or journal articles, book chapters, and class handouts. See your instructor for details.
The Library does not purchase required textbook titles for the collections. If department or faculty copies are available, these may be placed on Course Reserves in the Library as faculty copies.
The Gnomon Library subscribes to select online databases to provide credible and authoritative information. While on-campus, just click the link of the database you want to explore to get started. To access any of these databases from home, please speak with your instructor or contact the librarian for login instructions at email@example.com. Thank you!
ARTstor ARTstor is a multidisciplinary database that includes images and content for art, architecture, graphic arts, textiles, artifacts, and maps. On-campus access does not require a username or password; however it is strongly recommended that you create a personal account using your Gnomon email address to download, save, print or access images from off-campus.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for login instructions.
— EBSCOhost Research Databases will take you to our “eBook Collection” which includes digital full-text versions of general reference works, visual and digital effects titles, game animation and development, as well as career and resume guides. Select “Greenfile” to browse the collection of scholarly, government, and general-interest articles addressing environmental issues, including sustainability, renewable energy and more.
— Scientific & Medical ART Imagebase offers over 20,000 “illustrations and animations” of the human body and its many systems.
— Flipster is a small collection of digital full-text industry and general interest magazines, including ImagineFX, 3D Artist, Wired, Animation and others.
If you have questions or need help accessing any of the Ebsco Services, please contact the librarian at email@example.com
Films On Demand [FOD] is a web-based digital library that offers subject-specific collections of educational videos. Click the link to access the site while on-campus. To access the site off-campus, please contact the librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org for login instructions.
Stash Media, Inc offers access to an extensive library of animation, VFX and motion design projects. Browse commercials, music videos, title and broadcast designs, game cinematics, short films and more. Watch exclusive interviews, behind the scenes features, production notes, credits, toolkits and links for every project. Please be aware that access to Stash is limited to on-campus only.
Evaluating Sources Using P.R.O.V.E.N
P.R.O.V.E.N is a list of questions to help you “think critically while you evaluate information from the sources you find.”
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
Full-time program students may 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.
If you are a full-time program student or have questions regarding the Gnomon Workshop, please contact the Registrar at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
"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."
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.
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 email@example.com.