Graphic Design and Illustration: Books and e-books

This guide brings together key Library resources to help you find information relating to Graphic design, communication and Illustration courses.

Bookshelves in the School of Art

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Books are an excellent way to broaden your knowledge or start researching a subject. As well as searching for books and e-books directly in the Library Search, there are multiple ways to discover relevant books:

You can also suggest new books, if we don't have something you're looking for.

Reading Lists Online

Reading Lists Online provides access to reading lists for your modules.  You can search for lists using the module code, name, or your lecturer's name.

Individual items on the lists will take you directly to Library Search or to the full text for e-books and e-journals.

If you can't find your reading list, talk to your module leader or contact us at Library Chat.


Accessing reading lists (video)


Reading Lists Online


Browsing Books

Looking for other books on the real or virtual shelves is another way to discover interesting titles. Look for the shelf marks corresponding to related topics. Online you can browse and search the e-book collections BCU has subscribed.


Browse books about:

Main e-book collections

EBSCOhost eBook Collection
Ebook Central
SAGE Research Methods Core

If we don't have something?

When an item is not in stock

There are many options available to you when a book is not in stock:

  • Reserve a book that is already loaned.
  • If you found a book held by another library, you can request an inter-library loan.
  • And finally, you may also suggest a book for purchase.


Items Not In Stock