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Arts Journalism Resources @ SU Libraries

An SU Libraries research starting points guide for arts journalism

Book Locations

Circulating books on journalism reside primarily on Bird Library’s 5th Floor.  Also primarily on the 5th floor are book titles covering mass media, television, radio, theatre & film criticism.  Titles with a focus on art criticism, music/music criticism and architectural criticism are on Bird Library's 4th Floor.  There is also a separately housed Architecture Reading Room at 300 Slocum Hall. Use basic and advanced searches in the SU Libraries Classic Catalog or SUMMON search engine to determine specific titles and locations of interest.

  • Your SU ID Card is your library card
  • SU graduate students have a borrowing period of one year, and most items can be renewed by clicking on "Your Accounts" at top margin of the SU Libraries website.
  • SUMMON:  A search engine for most of the Syracuse University Libraries' collections and other resources beyond the SU Libraries.  Includes articles, books, journals, maps, sound recordings, archival materials, government documents, and more.  Use for searching for articles.  Narrow or expand results using multiple search refinements.
  • Classic Catalog:  A list of print and electronic materials available in the Syracuse University Libraries.  Includes books, journals, maps, sound recordings, archival materials, government documents and more.  Search by keyword, author, title, subject heading, or call number.

Other Libraries

WorldCat  A tool for identifying books and other items on advertising, branding, interactive marketing, etc. available at libraries other than Syracuse University Libraries.  Sorts search results by information format/physical type, thus one can readily identify “books,” “visual material (Video/DVD),” “archival material,” etc.  Books can usually be delivered to SU via interlibrary loan.  Other audiovisual and archival material may require physical travel to view the items and/or the libraries in question may offer fee-based duplication/delivery services.)

Books 24x7

Books 24x7 (SkillSoft)

A collection of hundreds of online instructional books that cover (among other topics) multimedia technology, digital photography, 3-D graphics, image editing, streaming media, voice, video and wireless telecommunications and more. 

To browse such titles, once inside the database select the "IT & Technical Topics" category and then sub-categories such as:

  • Graphic Design & Multimedia
  • Telecommunications