Learning Resource System

The NCAD Learning Resources Center (LRS) is designed to help our students reach their academic and career development goals while attending NCAD. The LRS is an integral part of the NCAD experience.

LRS Mission Statement

The mission of NCAD’s LRS is to effectively serve our students educational and career development needs, by providing students effective access to the resources (books, magazines, computers, and equipment) to excel in our programs.

The NCAD LRS is committed to providing an organized and readily accessible collection of materials and technological support necessary to meet institutional, instructional, and individual needs of students, faculty, and staff.

LRS services are free of charge and available to all enrolled NCAD students.

The Library

The NCAD library is one component of our LRC. Other components include student computer work stations, and course-related equipment that includes photography studio lighting equipment, and drawing, painting, and design related equipment intended for student use as support for their educational and career-development efforts.

NCAD currently has over 1,500 library books and reference materials in its library holdings to support its students. All of these books and resource materials are available to both students and instructors at all times.

Library category holdings include (but are not limited to): Advertising, Architecture, Art History, Art Study, Artists, Business and Marketing, CD-Rom Collection, Color, Communication, Computer, Dictionaries, Drawing, Encyclopedias, Environment, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Literature, Museums, Painting, Photography, Printing, Psychology, Reference, Sculpture, Study Skills, Typography, Video, and Writing Skills. In addition the College has Senior Thesis papers/artwork available for student reference.

Select textbooks normally used in the classroom may also be available in the library for check out or use.

There is a library assistant available to help students find resources and answer questions. The organizational system is easy to understand, books and magazines are easy to locate on the shelves, and a simple “pain free” system for library check out is available. Instructors also encourage use of the library when assigning class projects and research assignments. The library continues to grow to meet the needs of the student body.

Find Books in the NCAD Library

Search the NCAD Library to see what books are in our holdings and are available at:

NCAD Library Catalog

Stop by the library desk during the week Monday through Thursday during normal college operating hours to speak with Dan Rothrock with any questions about our library and Learning Resource System resources or to check out a book; or call the library at (253) 272-1126; or submit your reference question or via email at:

Question for the Library

Get Research Help

Our Learning Resource System (LRS) can assist you throughout the research and writing process.

We can help you find:

  • Research-quality resources
  • Guides to writing academic papers
  • Information about citing your sources
  • Course and subject-specific resources

Do you need assistance with identifying resources to help you with life issues that may affect your education?

Download the following pdf for a list of resources:

Student Area Resource Listing

Academic & Professional Development Success at NCAD

Julius Finley is the Director of Education at Northwest College of Art & Design. He is available to help students in the following areas:

Study Skills — Do you need to learn how to study more efficiently and effectively, and get all you can out of your educational and career training experience?

Time Management — Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the school/work/life balance?

Test-taking Strategies — Do you feel like you know the material and have studied hard, but your test scores do not reflect how much you have studied?

Career Development — Do you need advice about how your education can be leveraged into a career? Or how you might effectively plan and prepare for your professional life after college

Julius can meet with you to discuss your educational needs Monday–Thursday, during the normal hours of operation of the college, from 8 AM – 5 PM.

Please contact him at Julius Finley, or drop by his office on campus to schedule an appointment.

Find Resources by Subject

Writing Guides

Purdue Online Writing Guide
Links to The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.

Guide to Grammar and Style
Link to web page of notes are a miscellany of grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage.

Writing in College: A Short Guide to College Writing
Online guide intended to help first and second year students at the University of Chicago write effective papers in the Humanities Core and Social Sciences Core.

JSTOR Open Content
Explore academic content on JSTOR that is open to everyone, everywhere. Search thousands of free journal articles and open access book chapters. JSTOR provides access to more than 10 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

Writing Citation Resources

Purdue Online Writing Guide
Links to The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.

MLAUpdate
Download a PDF of Documenting Sources in MLA Style: 2009 Update-A Hacker Handbooks Supplement.

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2-D Design

Some Ideas About Composition and Design Elements, Principles, and Visual Effects
Link to web site: Some Ideas About Composition and Design Elements, Principles, and Visual Effects © Marvin Bartel.

Elements of Design
Link to web site describing Elements of Design.

Principles of Design
Link to Slideshare presentation on the Principles of Design.

Terminology: Principles and Elements of Design
Link to glossary of Elements and Principles of Design.

Elements and Principles of Design
Link to description and visual samples of Elements and Principles of Design.

Project ARTiculate: Elements & Principles of Art
Link to Project Articulate page describing the Elements and Principles of Art.

Visual Literacy: Design Elements and Principles
Link to web page on Visual Literacy Design Principles and Elements.

Understanding Formal Analysis
Link to a pdf on Understanding Formal Visual Analysis.

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3-D Design

3D Design Principles
Link to a pdf on 3D Design Principles.

The Elements and Principles
of Three-Dimensional Design

Link to a pdf on The Elements and Principles of Three-Dimensional Design.

Design Elements and Principles
Links to online course page on Intro to 3D Design.

3D Design Vocabulary
Link to a pdf on 3D Design vocalulary.

Elements and Principles of Design

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After Effects

Adobe TV
Link to Adobe TV, an online video resource for expert instruction and inspiration about Adobe products.

Creative Cow
Link to Creative Cow, who support communities for digital video, video editing, and media production professionals in broadcasting, motion graphics, special FX and film.

Digital Tutors
Link to Digital-Tutors, an online training resource that helps you learn to make movies, games, digital art, projects & more with the world’s largest creative tutorial and training resource.

VideoHIve
Link to VideoHIve,where you can find hundreds of After Effects tutorials.

VideoCopilot.net
Link to VideoCopilot, who provide high quality After Effects Video Tutorials for motion graphics.
Link to online resource for training in Tutorials · Design & Illustration · Code · Web Design · Music & Audio · Photography · 3D & Motion Graphics · Game Development · Computer Skills.

MotionWorks
Link to Motionworks.net, a training source for Motion graphic Design and Production, After Effects and Cinema 4D Tutorials, Tips and Training.

Lynda.com
Link to Lynda.com, where you can learn software from Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, and so much more. Quality video courses taught by industry experts.

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Anthropology

Aesthetic Realism
A New Perspective for Anthropology

Anthropology Resources on the Internet
The first anthropology directory on the Internet

AusAnthrop
This site is dedicated to research and resources in anthropology, for academics as well as the general public. Special emphaiss on Aboriginal Australia, and more specifically, on the Western Desert cultural bloc.

Evolution Web site
Explores the major themes of each of the seven shows in the PBS Evolution broadcast series through interactive Web activities, timelines, expert roundtables and provocative polls. It also provides links to an extensive multimedia evolution library and a wealth of teacher and student materials.

Integrated Approaches to Participatory Development (IAPAD) – Participatory Avenues
Promotes the diffusion of Participatory 3D Modeling (P3DM) as best practice for merging peoples’ knowledge and traditional spatial information.

International Center for Scientific Research
he International Center for Scientific Research (CIRS)* is an international scientific organization, created to foster and promote all aspects of science and scientific research. It aims at the largest audience : specialists, researchers, students as well as everyone interested in science.

Lost Trails
An educational multi-media website

Margaret Mead’s Legacy: Continuing Conversations
The Barnard Center for Research on Women

Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology
Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.

PapuaWeb
Papuaweb is a collaborative research project between the State University of Papua (UNIPA), Cenderawasih State University (UNCEN) and the Australian National University (ANU). Papuaweb welcomes contributions of research materials to enhance the resources of this website.

PopPlanet
Examines the relationship among population, health, and environmental issues.

PreservationDirectory.Com
Research tool and resource for preservation organizations, restoration professionals and the general public.

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Art History

Art by Period
Links to art-related websites from prehistoric to contemporary.

Art History Resources on the Web
An index of art history links organized by period and region.

Art Movements Directory
“A concise reference guide to the major art movements and periods.” Includes brief biographical information about representative artists from each movement.

Artcyclopedia
An index of links to images, articles, and information about art and artists. Searchable by artist, title, and museum.

ArtLex
A dictionary of terms related to art and visual culture.

Mother of All Art and Art History Links Page
Links to research resources, image collections, art museums, online exhibitions, and more.

Smarthistory
A multimedia, online art history textbook, written by art history professors, that combines articles, podcasts, and images.

Timeline of Art History (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
A “chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world,” from 20,000 BC to the present day. Includes images, maps, key events, and thematic essays.

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Business Entrepreneurship

Starting Points

My Own Business
A free online course on starting your own business (registration required).

An Entrepreneur’s Checklist
Steve Blank offers his video-based course at no charge (registration required).

Entrepreneur’s Resource Center “Defining & Serving a Market,” at the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Free Guide to Incorporating
MyCorporation.com offers a Free guide to Incorporation which describes the differences between the various types of corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. You might also want to look at this Choosing a Business Structure infographic.

Small Business
Wall Street Journal

Entrepreneurship
MBA Online offers several brief “courses” of interest

Startups
Others courses cover innovation, marketing, and social media.

Customer Acquisition Strategies for Entrepreneurs
To answer the persistent question: “How do I find customers?” refer to this extensive guide to resources from Help Scout

Initial Idea Evaluation
Self-assessment by answering the questions on this site offered by James Riordan

Surveys of Small Business

2013
The Shafran Moltz Group conducts an annual small business outlook survey

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The Shafran Moltz Group conducts an annual small business outlook survey

2012
The Shafran Moltz Group conducts an annual small business outlook survey


Small Business: Then & Now
summarizes the changes that small businesses have encountered over the last five years, based on a survey by Constant Contact.

Other surveys include the following:

Womenable Virtual Reference Shelf
This link includes links to several reports and surveys related to women-owned businesses

Economic Indicators
Many others are covered in a separate guide

Trends

The U.S. Small Business Administration produces an annual report on small businesses: The Small Business Economy.

The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity presents trend data from 1996-2013 on entrepreneurs by age, education, gender, industry, nativity, race, and state.

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council has released the Small Business Policy Index 2013: Ranking the States on Policy Measures and Costs Impacting Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Earlier years of the rankings are also available: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004

“Open For Business: How Immigrants Are Driving Small Business Creation In The United States” analyzes the increasing importance of foreign-born entrepreneurs on U.S. economic growth and job creation.

Discussion of current trends are regularly included in the Small Business Trends: Research Section including this recent post on Share of Firms or Share of Employment?

Finally, take a look at this interactive infographic from Sage: 2011 Small Business Economy Study.

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Business Planning & Practices

10 Tipsfor an an Awesome Coffee Meeting

Most Common Interview Questions

SBA: Create Your Business Plan
A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues.

SBA: Starting a Business
SMall Business Administration: Are you thinking about starting a business of your own? Explore the topics below to learn the aspects of starting a business, plus find information you need to succeed.

SCORE: Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery
These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Then, get advice to help you on your way.

SBDCNET Business Plan
A Business Plan is crucial for starting and running your business successfully. Sound business plans can help you get a loan, keep you on track toward your goals, and provide a reference for benchmarking, reviewing results and making adjustments in your business

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Business Writing

Professional, Technical Writing
These OWL resources will help you conduct research and compose documents for the workplace, such as memoranda and business letters. This section also includes resources for writing report and scientific abstracts.

Business & Technical Writing; Corporate Editing and Copyediting
Business & Technical Writing; Corporate Editing and Copyediting. Association for … Articles, links, and other resources for technical writers and communicators.

Business Writer’s Free Library
Learn about business writing in this topic from the Free Management Library.
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College Success Strategies

Student Success Strategies
Are you a “fast starter” but “slow finisher” when it comes to attending and preparing for your classes each semester? In other words, do you start the term like a ball of fire and then fade after a few weeks? While this is not uncommon, there are some fundamental strategies that can maximize your chances of getting the most from each class and increase your “academic endurance.”

College Success & Learning Strategies
Academic Coaching Services helps students develop learning strategies, self-motivation, advocacy, and persistence – all skills linked to achieving greater academic success. The following information is a synopsis of critical practices that can make a difference between a student experiencing academic success or failure.

Study Guides and Strategies
A collection of different strategies on being a successful student.

how-to-study.com
More than 100 practical articles. Designed to help students improve their study skills.

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Communications

Skills You Need: Interpersonal Communication Skills
Develop your interpersonal communication skills. Learn about the communication processes and how to develop your verbal, nonverbal, listening and other ..

Evaluating Personal Communication Techniques
Communication is a critical skill for both nurses and managers. Communication is an ongoing process in which a message is shared between a sender and receiver during an interaction. Nonverbal cues are also part of a communication interchange, and the message recipient will respond to both verbal and nonverbal cues.

Guidelines for Effective Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Communication … Am I confusing my personal feelings with my objectivity?

The Basics of Communicating with Others
Some key questions to get you started in understanding interpersonal communication skills.

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Contemporary Literature

Classic & Contemporary Literary Resource
Literature: Classic & Contemporary Literary Resources at Middletown Thrall Library and on the Web.

Bartleby.com
Bartleby.com publishes thousands of free online classics of reference, literature and nonfiction.

The Online Books Page
Listing over 1 million free books on the Web

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Creative Writing

The Purdue OWL: Creative Writing
These OWL resources will help you with the basics of creative writing. This section includes resources on writing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

Creative Writing
This IPL pathfinder is designed for individuals interested in creative writing, either for personal fulfillment or as a career pursuit. This pathfinder focuses primarily on prose fiction (novel and short-story writing), although many of the sources are also useful for individuals interested in poetry or screenwriting. Both print and web-based sources are included.

River House Creative Writing Links
Writer-Related Links & Resources

Writing Resources
Online since Nov. 1, 1997, Garbl’s Writing Resources Online features websites focusing on English grammar, concise writing, word play, the writing process, style and usage, words, plain language, action writing, creativity, and reference sources. You’ll also find lists of websites on punctuation, overcoming writer’s block, avoiding bias, spelling and vocabulary, and writing for the Web.

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Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

creativity & thinking skills
Creativity & thinking skills, including multiple links to resources online.

http://www.mindtools.com/” target=”_blank>Mind Tools
The full Mind Tools toolkit contains more than 900 management, career and thinking skills.

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Digital Photography

jumpola.com
A web site with links to Photography resources.

Digital Photography School

Very comprehensive photography resource. Lots of inspirational and informative articles.

Photodoto
Click on the Photography 101 link for an excellent set of articles for beginners.

Photography Now
Portfolios from past masters and contemporary greats.

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Drawing

www.drawspace.com
Everyone canlearn to draw. Exercise your brain, creativity, and visual intelligence. This site offers resources for drawing whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced level artist.

Gurney Journey
Gurney Journey This is a blog by James Gurney “for illustrators, plein-air painters, sketchers, comic artists, animators, art students, and writers” and contains a lot of interesting things that maybe could give you some inspiration.

WikiHow
Improving Drawing Skills supplies various articles with tips and helpful steps.

Drawing and Sketching – Resources for Artists
Drawing Techniques: Lessons, Tutorials, Tips, and Resources for Artists and … Here you will find links to various resources on the Internet for practically every …

3D.SK
3D.SK is one of the largest resources for human photo references online… updated daily.

Human Anatomy For The Artist
Human Anatomy For The Artist provides a huge assortment of high-resolution photographs depicting the human figure in various races, body types and age groups to help the struggling artist learn anatomy.

Female Anatomy For The Artist
Female Anatomy For The Artist provides over 14,000 high-res photos of the female form in various body types and poses to help the struggling artist.

The Web Gallery of Art
The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 16.200 reproductions.

www.artrenewal.org
One of the largest on-line museums on the internet… steadily expanding with thousands of high quality images of the greatest paintings and sculpture in history, the Art Renewal Center is building an encyclopedic collection of images, essays, biographies and articles by top scholars in the field.

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Entertainment Art

ConceptArt.org
A massive community of artists from all around the world.

cgsociety.org
CGSociety is dedicated to helping you share your work, tell your stories, improve your skills and advance your career.

Craig Mullins
Craig Mullins – goodbrush. one of the best digital artist on planet.

Feng Zhu

Imaginefx
Imagine FX is the home for all Science Fiction, Fantasy and Digital Artists, packed with tutorials and tips.

mattepainting.org/
Here you find some digital matte painting resources, including links to many industry artists

3D Total
daily news with links to all the best 3d animations and sites, huge libraries and galleries with free downloads (meshes/textures etc) and amazing artwork

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Ethics

Ethics Toolkit
This collection of useful ethics tools has been assembled for your use.

Applied Ethics Resources on World Wide Web – EthicsWeb.ca
This page provides a hierarchical listing of resources on professional ethics available on the web.

AAA Ethics Blog
Ethics Resources. … In dealing with ethical dilemmas, anthropology students, researchers and practitioners may find the following resources useful:.

Resources ERC’s Latest Documents
ERC produces research that informs your work and advances the ethics and compliance field as a whole. ERC’s latest contributions include:

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Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing Practice
Free online tool that provides you with a figure drawing class of any length you choose, anywhere

quickposes.com
Quickposes is a tool for art students, illustrators or anyone who wants to focus on improving their drawing skills. By practicing gesture drawing you will not only get better at recognizing certain aspects of poses, but you will also build a visual library of characters and models.

Life Drawing Poses
Collection of 360 degree rotation high definition videos of figure drawing poses – the ultimate artists resource for when you can’t be in your life drawing class.

bodies-in-motion
Bodies in motion photo reference.

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Finance

Basic Financial Literacy
360 degrees of Financial Literacy is a Free Program of the nation’s certified public accountants to help americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life.

Practical Money Skills: Financial Literacy for Everyone
Practical Money Skills is an online resource for educators, parents and students focused on financial literacy and education.

MyMoney.Gov – MyMoney Home
Starting point for information intended by the US government to help improve the financial literacy and education of persons in the United States.

Small Business Resource Center | Reuters.com
Reuters: Small Business Resources Center.

SBA.gov
SBA.gov is the official website for the U.S. Small Business Administration,

Small Business Resource Center
The Entrepreneur Small Business Resource Center has everything you need to grow your… … Here you can learn how to start your own business and finance it.

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Graphic Design

Template maker: Free custom paper templates

jumpola.com
A web page with links to Graphic Design resources.

jumpola.com
A web page with links to Print Design resources.

AIGA Archives
The archives of AIGA serve to identify, preserve and make available records of enduring value. AIGA’s aim is to make conditions suitable for access and to support research that will add to the literature of design and to safeguard its legacy.

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Illustration

jumpola.com
A web site with links to illustration resources.

Design Resource Links
The following pages contain favorite links of UCDA members, relating to mission of the University & College Designers Association.

99 Sites All Designers Must Know About
A list of 99+ graphic design resources, in English and (and a few other languages), that all designers must know about.

bluevertigo.com.ar
More than 1.000 links: Stock Photos, Fonts, Photoshop Brushes, Patterns, Vector …

Illustration Age Resource Links
Illustration Age Resource Links.

Vectips ResourcesA new inspiration roundup where you will find all kinds of polygonal vector files and resources.

Titans of Illustration Resource List
A list of links and resources for websites of illustration organizations, blogs, image databases, biographies of masters in illustration, and more illustration related information.

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Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator Help
Get started or go deeper with our library of tutorials, projects and articles. Illustrator Help. Check out the online user manual for your product.

 

Layers Magazine
Layers is the ‘How-to magazine for everything Adobe’ so while not soley dedicated to Illustrator, it’s a brilliant training resource for the graphic design software.

Vector Tuts
Vectortuts+ is a fantastic resource for anyone wanting to learn the art of Illustrator. And InDesign for that matter. Offering some of the best Illustrator tutorials around, the site has an extensive library for all skill levels. It also has a Basix section for beginners so newbies can how to create basic shapes, gradients, blends, and much more.

Lynda.com
Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin’s have built up an extensive tutorial video library over the past few years. And Illustrator has it’s own dedicated section, offering a wealth of training in the software for all skill levels.

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InDesign

Adobe InDesign Support
Adobe’s official support channel for InDesign. Loads of resources at your fingertips here. Get access to official Adobe articles, access the help, and find even more great InDesign blogs, forums, and community sites here.

Adobe TV InDesign Videos
There are some great instructional videos here produced by Adobe for InDesign users, as well as other Adobe products.

Learn InDesign CC
Learn the basics of InDesign CC with tutorials by product experts.

InDesign Secrets
This site is loaded with great features. They have a videocast on InDesign. There are loads of great quick tips, articles, and tutorials from multiple authors.

Layers Magazine
If you’re not familiar with Layers Magazine, well then you should be. Aside from there actual magazine, they have loads of high-quality video and text based tutorials on lots of Adobe products.

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Interactive Design

1414 Best Resources
1414 Best Resources for designers & Developers.

Skilledup: Learn Web Design
Learn Web Design: 50+ of the Best Online Educational Resources to Learn to Build Web Sites

jumpola.com
A web site with links to Web Design resources.

Useful Learning Resources For Web Designers
This round-up features the most valuable learning resources available out there on the Internet.

IxDA: Interaction Design Association
an online forum for the discussion of interaction design issues and other … about interaction design to gather and advance the discipline

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Internships

Student Resources – Internships.com
Get equipped to find, apply for, and prepare for your next internship. Use intern job search and intern preparation resources.

Discover
Internships

Find internships and employment opportunities in the largest internship marketplace. Search paid internships and part time jobs to help start your career

Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act
This fact sheet provides general information to help determine whether interns must be paid the minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act for the services that they provide to “for-profit” private sector employers.

Experience.com Internships
Brimming with career articles, job listings, and numerous filters to specialize your search, this website is a winner because of its connection to colleges and universities. Many educational institutions, including Duke University, the University of Tampa, Spelman College, and DePaul University, use Experience™ as a platform for students in their career centers to find internships, and new listings are added to the site every day.

CAREEREALISM
CAREEREALISM, a career advice and job search magazine, was founded in 2009 on the belief “every job is temporary.”

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Marketing

SmallBizU: Marketing 101: The Fundamentals
SmallBizU: Online interactive course: Marketing 101: The Fundamentals.

Marketing Profs
One source for online marketing resources, marketing strategies, marketing articles, online seminars, case studies, conferences and events for Marketing .

Marketing | SBA.gov
Are your marketing efforts effectively promoting your small business? … Before you start an advertising campaign, it’s important to understand some basic rules.

All About Marketing
asics — and Misunderstanding — About Marketing (below on this page). Market Planning … in the blog. The blog also links to numerous free related resources.

Marketing Concepts, Theory and Practice
Learnmarketing.net is a free marketing reference website containing a variety of resources from marketing theory through to marketing videos and PowerPoint …

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Maya

Autodesk: Maya Getting Started
Maya Getting Started: Getting Started with Maya. Maya Basics. Polygonal Modeling. NURBS Modeling. Animation. Character Setup.

3D World
3D World is the best-selling international magazine for CG artists, covering the fields of animation, VFX, games, illustration and architecture.

SimplyMaya: Maya Training and Tutorials
SimplyMaya.com has been teaching Maya for eleven years. We believe in teaching the fundamental principles of 3D by example. In our online library you will find more than 500 hours of video training.
Digital-Tutors: Maya Tutorials
Master Maya with the best Maya tutorials, training and courses from creative professionals.

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Motion Design

After Effects CC Learn & Support | Tutorials
Get started or go deeper with Adobe’s library of tutorials, projects and articles. After Effects Help.

lynda.com | After Effects Video Training Tutorials
Watch After Effects tutorials and learn to design motion graphics and create …. advice as you learn about the newest features in Adobe After Effects CC.

Video Copilot
High quality After Effects Video Tutorials for motion graphics.

GreyScaleGorilla
Greyscalegorilla is an active community and resource for training and tools for creative types. We want to make learning more accessible and effective by creating easy-to-follow tutorials and training that show you way more than just what buttons to push. We also work to develop tools to streamline your creative workflow and to help remove tedious and repetitive tasks so you can spend time making great work.

cgi.tutsplus.com
As part of Envato’s creative ecosystem, Tuts+ contributes to our mission of “helping people learn and earn online”. We love to see how people transform themselves and their lives by learning creative skills and earning money selling their creations or services to the world.

Motion Works
Motion graphic Design and Production, After Effects and Cinema 4D Tutorials, Tips and Training.

Creative Cow
Support communities for digital video, video editing, and media production professionals in broadcasting, motion graphics, special FX and film.

Motionographer
A blog community built to showcase and discuss inspiring digital filmmaking, animation, motion graphics, design, film, visual effects and experimental moving

Red Giant Software
Production-proven special effects tools for digital video & film professionals. Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Avid, Final Cut Pro and more.

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Painting Techniques

Techniques – Winsor & Newton
Resource Centre … The videos below will show you a variety of techniques.

Oil Painters of America
Oil Painters of America is a society of painters that are focused on representational art. This site is the official website of the organization.

Bill Martin’s Guide to Oil Painting
Bill Martin was a world-renown artist that passed away in 2008. His lessons are now left behind for us to study thanks to this site. Be sure to check out “Oil Painting Exercises”. These simple tutorials are great for those just starting out with oils.

Will Kemp Art School Acrylic Lessons
This site has more than just acrylic tutorials, but the “Acrylics” section is extensive. Quite a few of the tutorials include videos too. It’s worth a look.

The Big List of Painting Resources for Artists
The following list of resources are for anyone interested in learning to paint at a college

Oil Painting Resource – Oil Painting Techniques, Tips & Tricks
On this site you’ll find video tutorials links, and a huge list of classes as wel as in places all over the globe where you can learn to paint in oils.

Draw Mix Paint
Anyone can learn to paint realism or improve their skills with this complete online course. Organized into twelve steps, each with detailed instructions, example images, and over six hours of video, this is the culmination of fourteen years of experience successfully teaching students to paint.

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Philosophy

EpistemeLinks
EpistemeLinks was started in 1997 and later grew to include over 19,000 categorized links to philosophy resources on the Internet and had several additional features. After becoming increasingly out of date, the site was taken down in 2011. This page now provides selected links to some outstanding resources for philosophy.

Useful Philosophy Links
There are many excellent philosophy WWW pages in existence; This is a list of some of the better resources online, tthe best portals or link collections to a particular topic are marked with an asterisk (*).

Philosophy Resources for Students
Philosophy Resources for Students. Online resources from the Rhodes Library.

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Photography

PhotoShelter’s educations resources
Here you’ll find: Stuff you didn’t learn in school, Marketing lessons for photographers, Events: live and online, and Technique tutorials.

Photographer Resources
Photographer Resources including links on funding, Competetitions, DIgital Practice, Forums, legal information, and more…

Digital Photography School

Very comprehensive photography resource. Lots of inspirational and informative articles.

Phototips
A resource for digital imaging educators and students. Bookstore / Bibliography – A guide to the most useful Photoshop and digital imaging books around.

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Photoshop

Adobe Learn
Adobe, the company that makes Photoshop, is the obvious first reference for information on the program, especially for beginners. At Adobe, you’ll find some great tutorials for beginners and a ton of excellent videos.

Adobe TV Photoshop Channel
At Adobe TV, you’ll find a n number of excellent tutorial videos.

adobeknowhow.com Beginners Photoshop Course
About the Course
This Photoshop CS5 tutorials for beginners will teach you the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop with easy to follow, practical examples.

Photoshop Tutorials – Photoshop Essentials
Photoshop Essentials is a great place to start learning Photoshop.

Phlearn
Phlearn is a fantastic, free online resource offering lots of high quality photography and Photoshop instructions.

Psd tuts+
Psd tuts+ offers an extensive library of tutorials for users of all skill levels

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Popular Culture

Cultural Politics
The website provides resources for the critical analysis of popular culture in the US, including the impact of that culture beyond national borders. Resources include sites on various forms of popular culture, including music, film, television, advertising, sports, fashion, toys, magazines and comic books, and the medium in which this message moves, cyberculture.

CSUF, Department of American Studies: Popular Culture & Expressive Forms Resources
Resources page for Popular culture including Advertising, Photogrpahy, Visual Arts, Music, and Movies.

Pop Culture: NPR
News and commentary on popular culture trends.

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Portfolio Development

10 Tipsfor an an Awesome Coffee Meeting

Most Common Interview Questions

LinkedIn: World’s Largest Professional Network
300 million+ members. Build and engage with your professional network. Access knowledge, insights and opportunities.

Behance.net
Behance Network allows professional designers to showcase their work and discover creative work for hire.

dribble
An invite only portfolio platform.

Coroflot
This portfolio site is great for everyone from students to professionals.

Krop Creative Jobs
Krop is used by top designers and searched by major companies looking for talented candidates of all experience levels. Portfolio hosting and job board, Krop matches you with suggested jobs based on your resume and location.

36+ Resources To Craft The Perfect Portfolio
A portfolio can be an amazing platform as it showcases your work, skills, experience and personality to potential clients and employers.

How Magazing Design Resume Skills & Portfolio Tips
HOW partners with experts, like The Creative Group, for advice to help prepare you for a transition in your design career. Find tips for assembling and presenting online, print or digital design portfolios.

Presenting your portfolio
Steff Geissbuhler reviews what he looks for in a portfolio to help designers prepare their own

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Psychology

CogNet
MIT portal for the brain sciences. Registration (free) gives you added service

Intute: Psychology
Intute: Psychology provides free access to high quality resources on the Internet.

Social Psychology Network. Maintained by Scott Plous, Wesleyan University

The mission of Social Psychology Network is to promote peace, social justice, and sustainable living through public education, research, and the advancement of psychology.

History of Psychology
The site provides a gateway for teachers and students to over 1000 World Wide Web resources related to the history of psychology.

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Public Speaking

Better Public Speaking – Mind Tools
Even if you don’t need to make regular presentations in front of a group, there are plenty of situations where good public speaking skills can help you.

Presenting projects and public speaking series: Public speaking: guidelines
Techniques and strategies for speaking in public and presenting presentations.

Toastmasters International
Free Resources. Take advantage of Toastmasters International’s free library of information. While the ultimate key to success as a speaker is regular practice, the resources listed to the left can help get you started.

Public Speaking Articles
A public speaking, communication and presentation skills resource covering preparation, and speech writing.

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Quantitative Principles

StudentGuide.org
StudentGuide.org is a collection of useful resources for students to assist their scholastic goals. We provide articles on hundreds of student related topics to help them improve their study habits, writing skills, organizational skills, and analytical skills.

Math Online
Offers free math lessons and homework help, with an emphasis on geometry, algebra, statistics, and calculus. Also provides calculators and games.

Refseek Math
Guide to the Web’s best math learning resources. Addition, algebra, calculus, geometry, and more.

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Sales

Sales News & Topics | Entrepreneur.com
The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Sales.

Top 10 Sales Resources for 2012
Openview Labs and SalesCrunch both published articles titled “Top 25 Sales Influencers for 2012” and “Top 50 Sales Blogs“. The lists undoubtedly contain some of the best sales professionals in the space and we follow all of them.But while writing our “Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Sales Rockstar in your First 100 Days”, I researched and found so many more great resources that I figured were worth including. Here is Ecquire’s addition.

the Market Segmentation Study Guide
This study guide is a comprehensive discussion (along with many examples) of the key aspects of: market segmentation, segmentation bases, target markets

Sales and Selling – training and techniques
A free guide to selling methods, sales techniques, selling models, sales processes, sales training programs and sales training providers.

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Video

Adobe TV Video And Audio
Online video resource for expert instruction and inspiration about Adobe products.

Infokit: Video Production

This resource is intended as a comprehensive guide to the production of videos. It is aimed at both researchers and teachers and the various uses to which they might wish to put video. It looks at equipment, the production process and delivery, and attempts to highlight common problems and pitfalls that a video maker may encounter. Theory is only discussed insofar as it illustrates good practice in making videos.

Kelby Training
Over 10000 Online Training Videos on Photoshop, Lightroom, Lighting, & Photography. Learn at your own pace! You get unlimited access to our highly …

Beginners Guide
Online version of monthly magazine covers the use of camcorders, desktop video, editing, lighting, and audio production for novice and expert videographers.

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Visual Communication

The Mechanized Eccentric Performance Series

Walter Gropius: The Theater of the Bauhaus pdf download

How Alphonse Mucha Designed the Nation State of Czechoslovakia

The History of Visual Communication
A tutorial website in which the history of visual communication is covered from cave paintings to the present day digital systems.

Visual Communication: Images with Messages
The links on this page are based on the third edition of Paul Martin Lester’s book, Visual … Chapter 5: The Sensual and Perceptual Theories of Visual Communication

Resource site for Visual Communication
This site has links to class notes, class web materials, off-site videos, and other materials for students of a course in Visual Communication.

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Visual Storytelling

500 Storyboard Tutorials & Resources
Over 500 storyboarding tutorials, resources and tools to help you better communicate.

Cinematography Tutorials
Creative COW’s Cinematography Tutorials free for professional graphic artists and other dynamic media producers.

20 Lighting Tutorials for Film and Video
Quality lighting is one of the most important elements of any professional looking project. This post rounded up 20 Lighting Tutorials of the essence of visual storytelling.

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Web Design

Pixel Perfect Precision Handbook 3

What Are Style Tiles?

Style Tiles and How They Work

jumpola.com
A web site with links to Web Design resources.

Useful Learning Resources For Web Designers…This round-up features the most valuable learning resources available out there on the Internet.

Agile Designers: 1420 Top Resources for DesignersWeb design resources sorted by popularity.

40+ Web Design and Development Resources for Beginners
40+ Web Design and Development Resources for Beginners.

The 20 Best Free Beginner HTML Tutorials For Students Of Web Development
Whether you are seeking a career in web design or not, knowledge of HTML is a valuable skill. Here are a few solid resources where you can get started.

20 Resources for Beginner Designers & Developers20 of the best design resources out there for anyone starting out in the world of design. Here you’ll find design tools, as well as useful websites to help you complete design projects, gain inspiration, and become an awesome designer.

The Ultimate Responsive Web Design Beginners Resource Listhis post is a compilation of resources useful when developing and designing responsive websites.

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