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Design Media Arts

A basic research guide

Computer Manuals

UCLA students, faculty, and staff members have access to training resources at LearnIT, which links to Lynda.com where you will find software tutorials for animation, audio, design, photography, video, web, 3D modelling, and more.

The UCLA Library provides access to several large collections of online books and technical manuals, including through these first two sources:

Suggested Writing Aids

Both of Writing About Art and A Short Guide to Writing About Art include short but useful sections on writing about design topics.

Encyclopedias and Reference Sources

Use these reference books to provide an overview of your topic, define terms, and list the seminal authors and works in the field.

Citation Tools

Need help citing your sources? Try these tools: