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Meet your Librarian – Jenny Williams

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About Jenny

Jenny Williams is the Subject Librarian responsible for Architecture, Fashion, FCP, FMB, Textile Design and Interior Design. She studied Contemporary Crafts and Ceramics up to MA Level and Information and Library Studies at Aberystwyth University.

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 all day Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

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 Architecture

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Architecture (O’Reilly)

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Architecture (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 Architecture

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TV, Video and Sound

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Off-campus On-campus

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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E-Journals

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Off-campus

CIS (The Construction Information Service)

The most comprehensive source of technical standards legislation and technical guidance for construction industry professionals.

Create your own account here: create new account (opens in a new window)

See the VLE page here for step by step details on how to create your new account: VLE

You can now log in with your new CIS account here

NB once signed in, click your initials at the top right of the screen to navigate to “Guided tours” to help you use the site.

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Maps and Images

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Digimap

Digimap is a database giving access to Ordnance Survey maps and map data, Arial photographs and Lidar data*, either to download for use with application software such as GIS or CAD, or as maps generated by Digimap itself. You will need to register using your Norwich Uni email to use this service.
* Lidar data is a very accurate model of the earth’s surface; this data is captured by firing very rapid laser pulses at the ground surface.

You need to register with Digimap when you use the resource for the first time.

A short video on how to use Digimap is available on the VLE.

 

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E-Books

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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 a 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.

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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Trends and Market Data

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Statista

Statista offers over 1.5 million statistics from over 18,000 sources, available immediately in easy to use graphs you can use in your own reports and presentations. Statista includes market data, industry reports, forecasts, opinion polls and infographics.

A video guide to using Statista is available on the VLE.

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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 Architecture

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Journal

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AA Files

Published twice a year by the Architectural Association School of Architecture, AA Files looks to promote original and engaging writing on architecture. It does this by drawing on the AA School’s own academic research, lecture programme, exhibitions and events, as well as a rich and eclectic mix of architectural scholarship from all over the world.

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Journal

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On-campus

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Current

Architects’ Journal

Industry-led weekly British architectural magazine. Includes current news and in-depth project articles.

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Journal

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Print Online

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Current

Architectural Design

Covering both news and theory for the industry, each edition is edited by an invited guest editor.

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Journal

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Detail

International, professional journal dealing with architecture and construction. Every issue focuses on a different aspect of construction, giving contemporary examples which are illustrated with plans and photographs. DETAIL also archives all its project information on their database ‘DETAIL Inspiration’, including images and research for over 3000 projects.

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Journal

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On-campus

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Print

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Current

RIBA Journal

Produced by the Royal Institute of British Architects, offering essential reading, in-depth building studies and the latest thinking on architectural practice matters.

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