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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 NUA, 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.

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 BSc Games Development

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E-Journals

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ACM Digital Library

Search here for access to all Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) publications, including journals, conference proceedings, and papers of special interest groups. The search interface is easy to use and will bring back results across all the ACM content we have access to.

Key titles available from ACM include: ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems; Proceedings of the ACM on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques; Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics.

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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.

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E-Books

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eBook Central

Search our huge database of titles covering a wide variety of topics. All titles are available so you can start reading straight away. A great source for research and learning more about historical and cultural contexts. You can read e-books online, or you can download them to Adobe Digital Editions (PC/Mac) or Bluefire (iOS/Android).

Information on how to download from eBook Central (opens in a new window).

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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.

Further guides on using O’Reilly are available on their webpages.

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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SAGE Journals Online

Abstracts available for all Sage journals. You can access the journals ‘Animation’ and ‘Games and Culture’ in full from this platform.

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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 BSc Games Development

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Magazine

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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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Magazine

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Edge

Multi-format video game magazine

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Journal

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Games and culture: a journal of interactive media

Quarterly peer reviewed international journal that publishes innovative theoretical and empirical research about games and culture within interactive media. The journal serves as a premiere outlet for ground-breaking work in the field of game studies.

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Journal

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Free Online

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Open Access

International Journal of film and media arts

The International Journal of Film and Media Arts is an open access, subsidized by the Film and Media Arts Department of Lusófona University, Lisboa, Portugal. IJFMA is a semiannual publication focusing on all areas of film and media arts research and critique, namely animation, television, media arts and videogames, and their varied social and cultural forms of expression and materialization.

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