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Digital Media Design Subject Guide: Getting Started

Library resources for the study of Digital Media

Get Started with Your Research

Do you have a topic, but you're not sure where to start? Try a few of these tips!

  • Scan your textbook or assigned readings for ideas or for books and articles you can look for.
  • Start to write down keywords and related concepts. Think of synonyms that you can use as keywords.
  • Consider creating a concept map if you learn best visually. Try Mind42 or MindMeister for some cool online tools, or use Credo Reference's Mind Map function.
  • Find background information and use it to find more keywords.



General Information

Sometimes when you're getting started on a topic, all you want is a good overview of the basics. The library has lots of resources to help you get just the facts, fast.

Reference books like encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, and more can be a great way to get basic information. Try searching our online reference collections below to find great articles on all sorts of topics!

Reference Books

Unsure of where to start your research?  These books can give you a broad overview of your topic.

Featured Reference Books for Digital Media Design:

Electronic Book Center - Reference

Search full text of thousands of reference books in OhioLINK's Electronic Book Center to get background or general information.

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