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Reference | Discipline-Specific Resources (Library Databases)

One-stop authoritative resource for design and the fine arts. Best place to find an artist's biography.

Search resources for fashion, including articles, e-books, images (over 5,000), essays and the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion.

Images, biographies, auction records, exhibition records, and museum holdings of American and International artists.

Statistics and analysis on Consumer Products and Services and more for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, China, India and Japan.

Profiles important marketing campaigns of the 20th century.

Make sure to look at the two separate volumes.

Volume 1 is available in print at the Library.

  • Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the United States or 
  • Directory American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries

Reference | General Resources (Library Databases)

Over 500 online reference books about design, fine arts, liberal arts, science and more from more than 100 publishers in a single database.

The original encyclopedia! It covers many different disciplines, including design, fine arts, liberal arts, science and more.

Need to learn a software program? Lynda.com is an online, self-paced, video-based training provider for learning software applications. Lynda.com has more than 42,000 individual online videos covering a wide range of software applications, including those in use at Ringling College, such as Maya, Final Cut, Flash, Photoshop, AutoCAD, MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, Adobe Acrobat, FrontPage, Zbrush, JavaScript, 3dsMax, After Effects, Pro Tools, and many others. 

Gateway to selected resources that include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books providing information and images on design, fine arts, current events, technology, and other topics. 

Available to anyone in the state of Florida. You must have a public Library card from a library in the state of Florida to use this resource off-campus.  You can get a library card from the Sarasota or Manatee County Libraries, depending on where you live.

Reference | Online Websites

The classic edition for anatomy, featuring 1,247 vibrant engravings—many in color—from the classic 1918 publication

Writing style guide for the English language.  Includes rules for usage and commonly-misused words.

Online encyclopedia covering the entire spectrum of American cartoonery.

Span the ages: from the Olympus of Zeus and the Valhalla of Thor, to the Round Table of King Arthur and the escapades of Robin Hood.

Reference works and classics of literature and nonfiction, including quotations, proverbs, Shakespeare, etiquette, English usage, all genres and languages of poetry and verse, and selected classic works of fiction and essays.

Covers 19 million + words in 1,061 different dictionaries

Reference | Career and Scholarship Resources

An online portal for job seekers with research information, job postings, and internships. Includes information from TweetMyJobs.com and Internships.com. 

Ringling students must create an account using their RCAD email address. 

First-time CareerBeam users: Create an account 

List of resources from the Ringling College of Art and Design's Financial Aid Office