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Computer Arts, Media & Games

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LibrarySearch allows you to search for all of these from a simple single interface. 

To conduct a more comprehensive search, or to search for specialist resources, please see the list of subject resources below. If you are unsure which resources LibrarySearch includes, see the LibrarySearch homepage. 

Subject resources:

ACM Digital Library Computing and engineering conference papers and journal articles.

Aesthetica Magazine Access from 2006-Present.  Articles on film, animation, music, photography and the creative arts in general. Mobile access is also available on-campus only with an IP authenticated app: Any iOS device within the University IP ranges can also access the Aesthetica app. You can download the app here.

Game Studies: The International Journal of Computer Game Research Game Studies is an open access, crossdisciplinary journal dedicated to games and gaming research and the aesthetic, cultural and communicative aspects of computer games.  Additional open access journals can be found using the Open Access Journals link at the bottom of the page.

Springer Link ebooks Over 23,000 e-books on computer science.

Wiley Online Library Access to nearly 1,500 peer-review journals including Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds and Computer Graphics Forum. 

Taylor & Francis Online Access to over 1100 social sciences and humanities journals including Journal of Game Tools and Digital Creativity.

Our subscription to IEEE expired in December 2015.  To view Open Access content visit and use the Advanced Search feature to filter for Open Access materials only.

Pluralsight (formerly Digital Tutors) The world's largest CG, VFX and digital art training resource. Video tutorials on Maya, XNA, Zbrush, Photoshop, Flash and and much more. You need to register to access the content - see How to register for Pluralsight

Open Access Journals A selection of freely available peer-reviewed journals.

Useful websites Professional organisations and sources of images, sound files and other information.

Specialist Equipment & Software

Need help with finding and referencing sources of information? Contact your Academic Librarian.

School of Arts, Media & Computer Games  

Sinéad McGhee  Tel: 01382 308867


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