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Meet your Librarian – Lauren Elmore

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About Lauren

Lauren Elmore is the Subject Librarian responsible for year 0 and taught postgraduate courses. She studied English at University of Leicester and has a MA in Library and Information Management from Loughborough 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 Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.

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 MA Communication Design

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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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Maps and Images

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British Cartoon Archive

Access more than 200,000 cartoons dating back to 1904, including the entire Giles Collection.

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Maps and Images TV, Video and Sound

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Subculture Archives

An educational & cultural research resource of primary sources exploring 100 years of youth culture through the scenes, styles, and sounds that forged them. From Rave, Punk, Rockabilly to Grime. From the world’s leading collection of youth culture history.

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Taylor & Francis Online

Abstracts available for all Taylor and Francis journals. You will find that this platform contains a mix of full text and abstracts only – we have a subscriptions to a variety of titles including ‘Design Journal’, ‘Fashion Practice’, ‘Fashion Theory’, ‘Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice’ and ‘Photography and Culture’.

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Visual Arts Data Service

VADS includes 140,000 images (fashion, textiles, posters, prints and design artefacts) from over 50 diverse UK collections. Images are copyright-cleared for non-commercial educational use and personal research.

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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 Communication Design

Adbusters magazine cover

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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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Cover of Artifact Journal of Design Practice

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Journal

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Artifact : Journal of Design Practice

An international design research journal that focuses on practice-based design research and aims to explore conditions, issues and tasks pertaining to design development in a broad sense.

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Baseline magazine cover

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Magazine

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Baseline

Baseline sets out to reflect all aspects of type, including its design, history, use, and links to the graphic, art and craft scenes. The magazine’s contents are deliberately eclectic. It publishes historical and new material, from academic as well as journalistic sources. Currently on hiatus.

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Broken Pencil magazine

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Magazine

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Broken Pencil

Published four times a year, each issue of Broken Pencil features reviews of hundreds of zines and small press books, plus comics, excerpts from the best of the underground press, interviews, original fiction and commentary on all aspects of the indie arts. The Library subscribes to an online version.

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Cabinet magazine cover

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Magazine

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Cabinet

A quarterly magazine of arts and culture that believes curiosity is the very basis of ethics. No longer published.

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