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Graphic & Communication Design

A guide to The New School Libraries resources for Communication Design and Graphic Design students.

Images in the Library

The New School Libraries has a number of databases devoted to Images.

Some of the best places to start for Graphic & Communication Design are:



Digital Public Library of America

Harper's Bazaar Archive

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

The Vogue Archive
If you are interested in print photographs, please consider:

The New York Public Library's Picture Collection

The Photography Section of the University Center Library (7th Floor, TR section)

Current & Archived Periodicals, such as VogueHarper's Bazaar, or Women's Wear Daily (TT section)
Videos can be found in the Performing Arts Library and in various databases in the New School Libraries.

In the catalog, you can narrow down to 'Video' under 'Resource Types' on the left-side of the results page.

Some of the best video databases for Graphic & Communication Design research are:


Open Web Images

Google Images and YouTube are great! But, it can be hard to find the original source for an image. 

It is very important that you cite your images when you use them for a research project

If you don't know where an image is from, reverse image search by right-clicking the photo and 'Search Google for Image.' This is required if you find something on Pinterest, Google Images, or Reddit and if you don't know where it came from.