Animation Guide

Villa Maria College Library

The journal articles you need for your assignments can be found in our online databases.

The complete list of databases available can be found on our website.

Articles not available in full text can be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help with ILL.

Off-campus access to most online databases requires a username and password. Drop by the library to get this information.

Online Journals

Search for Books, eBooks, Print Journals and DVDs

The library's online catalog, Alexandria, can be used to find both books and ebooks.

Books in the standard collection may be borrowed for three weeks. Books placed on reserve by your professor will have a shorter loan period. Books not available from the library can be borrowed through AcademicSHARE or Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help. To find items held by Villa and other libraries, try WorldCat.

Don't forget your Villa Maria College ID card to check out books!


Search for ebooks directly:

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)


Find current and archived journals in the South Room in the library. Print journals can be borrowed for one week. Some additional titles are also available for single issues and archives.

Online Encyclopedias

With quick, factual questions or to get a basic overview of a topic, try an encyclopedia:

Britannica Online

Additional Resources

3D Render

Lighting challenges, online text and other resources are available from Jeremy Bird, a TD at Pixar.

Adobe TV

Adobe offers a wide variety of tutorial videos on its numerous products.

Concept Art World

Find out more about concept artists, studios, training and more.

Creative Bloq

This blog covers topics from graphic and web design to 3D animation and illustration.


News and reviews of animated films, TV series and short films are available alongside a sizable link library

Smashing Magazine

Posts and discussion touch on topics of coding, design, graphics and more, including tutorials, workflow and other resources. Don't forget to check out the job listings.

Underground & Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels

This unique collection of comic books, graphic novels, interviews, criticism and journal articles is made available by RMIT University.


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) works to develop web standards.


Microphone, still cameras, video cameras, tripod, etc. are available for checkout on a first come, first served basis.