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Meet your Librarian – Kirsten Pairpoint

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About Kirsten

Kirsten Pairpoint is the Subject Librarian responsible for Design for Publishing, Graphic Communication, Graphic Design, User Experience Design and Illustration, as well as Research Degrees. She studied Graphic Information Design at the University of Westminster and worked at the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum where she curated the Annual Illustration Awards.

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 Wednesday mornings and all day Thursday and 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 BSc User Experience Design

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UXD (Ebook Central)

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UXD (O’Reilly)

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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 BSc User Experience Design

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TV, Video and Sound

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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.

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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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-Journals

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JSTOR: Arts and Sciences III

JSTOR is a hosting service which archives journals from across all disciplines. We have access to the Arts and Sciences III collection in full text which contains a large number of titles relating to Art, Architecture and Art History. For all other journals you find in JSTOR you will only be able to read the abstract, but if you want the full text you can request it using the Item Request form.

A video guide on how to search JSTOR is available on their webpages.

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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.

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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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.

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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 User Experience Design

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Magazine

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Adbusters

Adbusters describes itself as “a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age. This is their advertising-free, activist magazine.

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Communication Arts magazine cover

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Magazine

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Communication Arts

Founded in 1959, Communication Arts is a source of inspiration for graphic designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, advertising agencies, interactive designers, illustrators and photographers—everyone involved in visual communication.

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Computer Arts magazine logo

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Magazine

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On-campus

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Computer Arts

An essential read for graphic designers, illustrators or creative professionals looking to develop their skill set and career. Offers insightful guides, inspiration, industry advice and creative software skills. Ceased publication in 2020.

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Creative Review magazine cover

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Magazine

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Creative Review

The magazine focuses on commercial creativity, covering design, advertising, photography, branding, digital products, film and gaming. The magazine is published bimonthly in print and also has an online magazine and a podcast.
Online full text available up until 10/01/2016.

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Eye magazine logo

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Magazine

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Eye : The International Review of Graphic Design

A quarterly printed magazine about graphic design and visual culture.

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