Animation: A Reference Guide.
Thomas W. Hoffer. Facts on File, c1985.
REF 741.503 R769e
A short history of animation and a review of the literature and reference material on animation. Excellent resource.
Animation Art: The Early Years, 1911-1953.
Jeff Lotman. Schiffer, c1995.
REF 741.580973 L916a 1911-1953
Animation Art: The Later Years, 1954-1993.
Jeff Lotman. Schiffer, c1996.
REF 741.580973 L916a 1954-1993
The Animated Film Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide to American Shorts, Features, and Sequences, 1900-1979.
Graham Webb. McFarland, 2000.
REF 791.433 G767m
Supposedly contains information on every U.S. theatrical cartoon release between 1900 and 1979.
The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917.
Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy. Stone Bridge Press, c2001.
REF 791.433 C591a
Covers more than 2,000 titles. See the name index for animators, directors and writers.
Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels.
M. Keith Booker, ed. Greenwood, 2010.
REF 741.503 En19 v. 1-2
The Encyclopedia of Superheroes.
Jeff Rovin. Facts on File, c1985.
REF 741.503 R769e
Historical Dictionary of Animation and Cartoons.
Nichola Dobson. Scarecrow Press, 2009.
REF 791.4334 D656h
Entries on animators, directors, studios, plus a chronology and bibliography.
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers.
4th ed. St. James Press, c2000.
REF 791.4303 In85 2000 v. 1-4
Looking for an animator? See Volume 4, Writers and Production Artists.
Masters of Animation.
Watson-Guptill Publications, 2001.
REF 791.433 G767m
In addition to Walt Disney and Tex Avery, this book includes Ralph Bakshi, Terry Gilliam, Jim Henson, Hayao Miyazaki, and Jan Svankmajer.
Who's Who in Animated Cartoons.
Jeff Lenburg. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2006.
REF 791.43340922 L545w
"An international guide to film and television's award-winning and legendary animators."

Titles about Looking for Work in Animation

Animation Development: from Pitch to Production.
David B. Levy. Allworth Press, [2009].
791.4334023 L579a
More in-depth than Levy's other book.
Your Career in Animation: How to Survive and Thrive.
David B. Levy. Allworth Press, [2006].
791.4334023 L579y
Somewhat talky overview of working in the industry from one who does.
Producing Animation.
Catherine Winder and Zahra Dowlatabadi. Focal Press, [2011].
791.433 W722p 2011
Great book on production, development and post-production in the animation profession.
Animation Unleashed: 100 Principles Every Animator, Comic Book Writer, Filmmaker, Video Artist, and Game Developer Should Know.
Ellen Besen. Michael Wiese Productions, [2008].
791.4334 B463a
Not really a career guide, but "a great find for anyone trying to understand the big picture of how animation comes together".
Careers in Focus. Film..
Ferguson's, [2012].
791.43023 C18f 2012
Chapter on animation pp. 19-27.
Becoming a Digital Designer: a Guide to Careers in Web, Video, Broadcast, Game, + Animation Design.
Steven Heller + David Womack. John Wiley & Sons, [2008].
006.7 H367b
Interviews and case studies. See Motion Design Chapter 7 p. 156; Illustration Chapter 12 p. 272.
The Animation Business Handbook.
Karen Raugust. Focal Press, [2011].
384.830973 R192a 2004
In-depth look at projects, personnel, budgets, etc. in the U.S. animation industry.
Periodical indexes are research tools that allow you to search for articles in magazines, journals and newspapers.

Go to the library's Article Databases page for a list of the UArts Libraries' subscription databases. Check out the following for this topic:
EBSCOhost has a lot of full-text and scholarly articles covering a wide range of subjects.
JSTOR is all full-text, scholarly articles.
LexisNexis Academic is mostly newspaper articles. It is full-text and updated daily.
ProQuest: The Arts focuses on the visual and performing arts.

I found articles I want to read. Now what?
There are different ways to find an article once you retrieve a citation in the index:

See if there is a link in the index you're using to a full-text article online and download it or e-mail it to yourself. Click the FindIt@UArts icon to see if our library holds the journal title. FindIt@UArts will also tell you if the full-text article is available in a different database.
Use interlibrary loan to request materials not owned by the UArts Libraries.

Style Manuals: Citing Your Sources

When you find information on a topic, no matter what format it takes (book, journal, Web page), there are style manuals to show you the correct way to give cite those sources in a paper.

Below are just a few animation-related Web sites that may be of interest to the University of the Arts community.

Internet Public Library
ipl2, the Internet Public Library, is always a great place to start to find recommended Web sites.
Chronology of Animation
Part of Richard Llewellyn's overall site, Richard's Animated Divots, an excellent collection. See also his Animation on the World Wide Web.
MOCCA - Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
From the Society of Illustrators.

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