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Digital Media: Online Resources

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Digital Trends

Digital Trends, the largest independent premium technology publisher in the world, is an award-winning multimedia brand that guides consumers to the best products and services available today - and uncovers the innovations that will shape their lives tomorrow. With more than 6 million social followers and a website that reaches 30 million worldwide, the brand interacts with more than 100 million people per month.

A List Apart 

A List Apart explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.

Tech Crunch 

Tech Crunch is an online newspaper that focuses on high tech and startup companies. 

This Week in Tech 

The Podcast Network with Leo Laporte features the #1 ranked technology podcast This Week in Tech, along with other top-ranked online shows. Since 2005, our shows have provided news, commentary, help, how-to and perspective on the latest trends in digital tech from seasoned experts and journalists.

DT&G Magazine

The Design & Publishing Center is all about the exchange of information, news, reviews, and all things revolving around the broad topics of design and publishing. Here you will find all kinds of resources relating to graphics, layout, design and typography. 


AIGA: The Professional Association for Design

As the profession’s oldest and largest professional membership organization for design, AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. From content that defines the global practice to events that connect and catalyze, they work to enhance the value and deepen the impact of design across all disciplines on business, society, and our collective future.

Society for Cinema and Media Studies 

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies is the leading scholarly organization in the United States dedicated to promoting a broad understanding of film, television, and related media through research and teaching grounded in the contemporary humanities tradition.

Digital Media Resources

Media History Digital Library

A free online resource, featuring millions of pages of books and magazines from the histories of film, broadcasting, and recorded sound.

This is the only high-tech reference in the world that really teaches the jargon, phrases and buzzwords of this industry. They use consistent terminology across all topics from chips to virtual assistants. Search for concepts, technologies and products as well as the versions and history of everything from iPhones to Wi-Fi standards. Definitions are not only updated for technical changes but for clarity.


In a nutshell, Typedia is a community website to classify typefaces and educate people about them. Think of it like a mix between IMDb and Wikipedia, but just for type. 

Electronic Visualization Laboratory 

Established in 1973, the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) is an interdisciplinary research laboratory in the UIC College of Engineering’s Computer Science department. EVL specializes in collaborative visualization, virtual reality, visual data science, and advanced computing and networking infrastructure. 

United States Copyright Office

As part of the Library of Congress since 1870, and recognized by Congress as a separate department of the Library since 1897, the Copyright Office registers copyright claims, records information about copyright ownership, provides information to the public, and assists Congress and other parts of the government on a wide range of copyright issues, both simple and complex. Through this work, the Copyright Office is committed to helping fulfill copyright’s Constitutional purpose and to promote creativity and free expression for the benefit of all.

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