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Meet your Librarian – Lindsey Crush

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About Lindsey

Lindsey is the Subject Librarian responsible for the Faculty of Arts & Media. She studied Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts, Library Studies at Aberystwyth and has a Higher Education teaching qualification.

How can I help you?

You can book one to one tutorials with me to help you with your research or referencing, please contact me via email or you can drop into the library office (DS103) to have a chat!

I work Monday to Friday

As a team, we also provide research and referencing drop-in sessions to assist you in the run-up to written work hand-ins, keep an eye on Instagram (@norwichuni_library) for times and dates.

e-book Collections

Try these virtual shelves which link you to ready-made collections of e-books on specific subjects.

Useful online collections for BA Animation and Visual Effects

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Animation and Visual Effects (O’Reilly)

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Animation and Visual Effects (ProQuest)

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Online Resources

As well as printed materials, the Library also has a wide selection of online resources to help you with your research.

Useful online resources for BA Animation and Visual Effects

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BFI Player

Stream new, cult and classic films – instant access to exceptional movies hand-picked for you by people with a passion for cinema. 

To create a new account follow the link and sign up using your university email address.

Step by step guidance to create an account can be found here (this link opens in a new window)

As members of the BFI subscription service we also have access to free scans of chapters and articles, search the database here for a full list of what they have in their collections.

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Box of Broadcasts

BoB is an up to date television streaming service available to all students and staff. BoB allows you to view recently aired programmes from over 65 channels and there is a searchable archive of 2 million broadcasts. You can also record programmes aired in the last 30 days which will be stored on the service permanently, meaning you can watch them again and again. Best of all, you do not need a TV license to use this service.

This service is not available outside of the UK. You will need to register with BoB when you first try and access it.

Video resources to support accessing and using BoB are available on the VLE.

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O’Reilly

Access to over 21,000 technical e-books and videos to assist with IT and programming needs. Other areas include art and design with publishers like Laurence King included and books about well being too. Aimed specifically at Higher Education users with an interface that allows for personalising and comes with an app which is free to download.

Short videos on how to access and use O’Reilly are available on the VLE.

Further guides on using O’Reilly are available on their webpages (opens in a new window).

You can download an O’Reilly app to enable you to save material. Information on how to download the app is available (opens in a new window).

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Screen Studies

Screen Studies is a database of award-winning screenplays, critical and contextual books on film from the late nineteenth century to the present, and an interactive timeline of cinema history.

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Stash

The Stash collection showcases exceptional motion design, VFX and animation projects and the people who create them. Over 5000 projects are available for streaming.
Access: on campus only. Click ‘login’ and then click the green ‘login’ button. You do not need to enter a username and password.

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Publications

As well as printed materials, the Library also has a wide selection of online resources to help you with your research.

Useful online publications for BA Animation and Visual Effects

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3D world

3D World is designed for all CG artists, covering animation, VFX, games and arch-viz. Every month enjoy new tutorials written by leading CG creatives.

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American cinematographer

Published monthly by the American Society of Cinematographers

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Journal

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Animation : an interdisciplinary journal

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Animation magazine

A magazine all about the art, business and technology of animation

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Imagine FX

Features digital and traditional drawing skills.

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