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Meet your Librarian – Lauren Elmore

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About Lauren

Lauren Elmore is the Subject Librarian responsible for Integrated Foundation 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.

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 Games

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Decolonising the Curriculum (ProQuest)

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Games Art and Design (ProQuest)

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Games Development (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 Games

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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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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 (this link opens in a new window)

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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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 an 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 (opens in a new window).

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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VLeBooks

You can find eBooks specifically bought for Norwich Uni students on VLeBooks.

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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 Games

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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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Edge

Multi-format video game magazine

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Game studies

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Game Studies

Game Studies is a non-profit, open-access, cross-disciplinary journal dedicated to games research,

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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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Gamevironments

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Gamevironments

The journal seeks to explore both established approaches and new frontiers of researching video gaming in relation to value formations in culture and society.

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