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Art Resources

Guide to art resources at UH

Key Resources: Graphic Design

  The designer's lexicon / Alastair Campbell.     	Graphic design history / edited by Steven Heller and Georgette Ballance.     Meggs' history of graphic design / Philip B. Meggs, Alston W. Purvis.


Key Journals

     Communication arts.             Eye : the international review of graphic design.             How.             Lürzer's int'l archive. Ads and posters worldwide.             Novum: das Forum für Kommunikations-Design.

Call Numbers

NC 1-1940  Drawing, design, illustration

NC760-825 Special subjects in graphic design

NC845-915 Graphic art materials

NC930 Conservation and restoration of drawings

NC997-1003 Commercial art. Advertising art

NC1800-1850 Posters

NC1860-1896 Greeting cards, postcards, invitations, book jackets, etc.

Z116.A5-265.5 Printing

Z242.9-264.5 Practical printing Including printing as a business, layout, paper and ink, machinery, type and type founding, electrotyping, desktop publishing, typesetting, presswork

Art supplies

Students may borrow non-consumable art & design supplies from the library. Students may check-out these items at the service desk or ask a staff member for assistance.

Supply List:

  • T-squares
  • Architectural rulers
  • Choppers
  • Drafting ruler sets
  • Drawing boards
  • X-ACTO knife sets

Accessing Adobe Creative Suite Using VMware

In the library

Virtual software is available in the library on the VMware Horizon Client.

Open the client on any library computer and log-in with your CougarNet to access these software.

Access virtual software on your device

1. Download and install VMware Horizon Client

The client is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, and Chrome OS.

  1. Go to the VMware website to download the client
  2. Select “Go to Downloads” next to your device’s operating system and download the installation file
  3. Run the installation file and follow the instructions to install VMware Horizon Client

2. Connect to the server

After VMWare Horizon Client is installed on your device:

  1. Open VMware Horizon Client
  2. Enter the connection server:
  3. Select “Connect”

3. Login with CougarNet

  1. A login window will appear to enter your CougarNet
  2. Domain: COUGARNET
  3. Select “Login”

The list of available software should appear.

Save your work on virtual software

  1. In the software’s menu, go to “File > Save As…”
  2. Select “This PC”
  3. Find and select your device’s local storage or your inserted USB stick. It may be listed under “Devices and drives” and/or “Network locations”
  4. The files on your device or USB stick should be visible. Select your preferred location and select “Save”

Allow access to your device to save

You must give VMware Horizon Client access to the storage space and/or USB stick to save.

VMware will ask you to allow access when the client is first launched. Select “Allow” when this window appears.

To allow access after launch, or to change these settings:

  1. Go the the settings in VMware Horizon Client
  2. Go to “Sharing”
  3. Check the box labeled “Allow access to [your username]” to allow access to your device’s storage
  4. Check the box labeled “Allow access to removable storage” to allow access to your USB stick or other removable storage devices