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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 Interior Design

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Interior Design (O’Reilly)

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Interior Design (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 Interior Design

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TV, Video and Sound

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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.

Further resources on how to use BoB  (opens in a new window)

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E-Journals

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CIS (The Construction Information Service)

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

Create your own account by following this link: 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.

Click for videos and guides (this link opens in a new window) to using CIS.

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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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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.

Further usage guides are available on Statista’s site (opens in a new window).

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Trends and Market Data

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WGSN

WGSN is an online trend-analysis and industry research service for the fashion design and retail, and interiors industries. You can also link to their separate database, WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors, using the menu at the top of the screen.

To use WGSN off-campus you need to log in using your Norwich Uni email address, by clicking on the button in the top right corner. You will be asked to verify your email and username on the Norwich Uni page. After this you will be directed back to WGSN logged in.

Please note: you may only access this resource for the purposes of individual, educational study. Reports, images and overall content are for information purposes only and must not be shared or distributed across social media or any external platforms. Never share your username and password with anyone else, or provide information from the resource to a third party.

A video guide to accessing and using WGSN 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 Interior Design

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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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Magazine

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Frame

Frame is devoted to interior design, architecture, product design and exhibition design.

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FX

FX reports on the design of offices, hotels, healthcare, education and leisure interiors, as well as fostering debate and discussion within the design industry.

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British architecture and design magazine established in 2003 by Marcus Fairs.

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Viewpoint Colour

Viewpoint Colour, created by View Publications in collaboration with FranklinTill Associates, is a unique magazine devoted to colour. Catering to all colour conscious industries, the magazine provides visual inspiration, direction and a global perspective on colour from the world’s leading colour experts.

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