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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 MA 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 MA Architecture

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E-Journals

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Art & Architecture Source

Search here for articles from a variety of subjects including Art and Art History; Architecture; Graphics; Interior Design; Decorative Art; Commercial Art; and Film, TV and video.

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Art, Design and Architecture Collection

Search here for results from current publications in the fields of visual and applied arts. You can find material on Modern and Contemporary Art, Artists, and Movements; Architecture; Design; Crafts; Photography; and Art History.

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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 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.

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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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 MA 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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Architects’ Journal

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

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Architectural Design

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

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Magazine

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Archived

Blueprint

Architecture and design magazine offering a mixture of criticism, news and feature writing. Ceased publishing 2021.

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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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