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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.

On this page

  • Find out how to use the library & the range of material available to you.
  • Explore your reading lists, which contain material your tutors recommend you read to inform your practice.
  • Find further information and links to our online databases and journals.
  • And, if you want to explore further, there are links to subject specific course guides (opens in a new window) at the bottom of this page.
  • Any questions about the library and the support we can provide? Get in contact: library@norwichuni.ac.uk.

Finding material and searching the shelves

The library has loads of resources for you to use. To find them you will need to use the library catalogue (known as Discovery). This 45 second video will show you how to perform a basic search.

 

Once you’ve found your books on the catalogue, you’ll need to find them on the shelves. This quick video will help you understand the classmarks and how to use them to find a book in the library.

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Beyond the shelves

We also have online databases & journals you can access with resources for all subjects taught at the uni. These include a searchable archive of over 2 million TV and radio broadcasts, access to BFI Films, statistics, images, OS maps and more.

To get you started we have compiled a playlist from Box of Broadcasts of the documentary series What Do Artists Do All Day? This series covers all forms of artists from painters to dancers to film makers.

These resources have both up to date publications on current thinking and movements alongside historical material to give you a snapshot of contemporary trends.

Below your reading lists you will find a selection of our databases and journals. If you want to explore further, click View More Resources to see our full selection.

Study skills books

Alongside your course books, we also have materials to help you get on top of your studies.

You can find more books by searching study skills on the catalogue. The university also offers in person and online study skills support from our study skills tutors. Find out how they can help you on their pages.

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 Year 0

Resource Type

E-Journals

Location:

Off-campus On-campus

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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Resource Type

TV, Video and Sound

Location:

Off-campus On-campus

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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Resource Type

E-Books

Location:

Off-campus On-campus

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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Resource Type

Trends and Market Data

Location:

Off-campus On-campus

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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Resource Type

Trends and Market Data

Location:

Off-campus On-campus

WGSN

WGSN is an online trend-analysis and industry research service for the fashion design and retail, and interiors industries. You can also link to their separate database, WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors, using the menu at the top of the screen.

To use WGSN off-campus you need to log in using your Norwich Uni email address, by clicking on the button in the top right corner. You will be asked to verify your email and username on the Norwich Uni page. After this you will be directed back to WGSN logged in.

Please note: you may only access this resource for the purposes of individual, educational study. Reports, images and overall content are for information purposes only and must not be shared or distributed across social media or any external platforms. Never share your username and password with anyone else, or provide information from the resource to a third party.

A video guide to accessing and using WGSN is available on the VLE

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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 Year 0

Resource Type

Magazine

Location:

On-campus

Where to access:

Print

Status:

Current

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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Resource Type

Magazine

Location:

Off-campus On-campus

Where to access:

Print Online

Status:

Current

Art monthly

One of the UK's leading contemporary art magazines

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Elephant magazine cover

Resource Type

Magazine

Location:

On-campus

Where to access:

Print

Status:

Current

Elephant

A quarterly art, design and culture magazine.

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Illustration magazine cover

Resource Type

Magazine

Location:

On-campus

Where to access:

Print

Status:

Current

Illustration

A general magazine about illustration – the artists, the collectors, the collections, the exhibitions, the history, the philosophy and the key events relating to this subject. Covers the work of great artists from the past as well as new graduates currently coming out of college.

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Riba Journal logo

Resource Type

Journal

Location:

On-campus

Where to access:

Print

Status:

Current

RIBA Journal

Produced by the Royal Institute of British Architects, offering essential reading, in-depth building studies and the latest thinking on architectural practice matters.

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