Creative Computing

Meet your Librarian – Lindsey Crush

About Lindsey

Lindsey is the Subject Librarian responsible for the Faculty of Arts & Media. She studied Fine Art at NUA, Library Studies at Aberystwyth and has a Higher Education teaching qualification.

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!

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 (@nualibrary) for times and dates.

Useful Sources of Information

Suggested reading

This is a list of suggested books the library provides for your course, recommended by your tutor.

Online Resources

As well as printed materials, the Library also has a wide selection of online resources to help you with your research. These can be really useful for finding information for reports and essays.

Useful Online Resources for Creative Computing:

E-Journals
Access: On and Off-campus

ACM Digital Library

BA AnimationBA Games Art and DesignBA VFXBSc Games DevelopmentBSc User Experience DesignMA Communication DesignMA Games

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.

E-Books
Access: On and Off-campus

Ebook Central

BA ActingBA Design for PublishingBA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA Fine ArtBA Games Art and DesignBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBSc Games DevelopmentBSc User Experience DesignMA Communication DesignMA CurationMA FashionMA Fine Art

Search our huge database of titles covering a wide variety of topics. All titles are available so you can start reading straight away. A great source for research and learning more about historical and cultural contexts. You can read e-books online, or you can download them to Adobe Digital Editions (PC/Mac) or Bluefire (iOS/Android).

E-Books
Access: On and Off-campus

O'Reilly

BA Animation and Visual EffectsBA ArchitectureBA Design for PublishingBA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA Games Art and DesignBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA Interior DesignBA PhotographyBA Textile DesignBA VFXBSc Games DevelopmentBSc User Experience DesignMA Communication DesignMA FashionMA GamesMA Moving Image and SoundMA Textile Design

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.

Trends and Market Data
Access: On and Off-campus

Statista

BA ArchitectureBA Design for PublishingBA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA Interior DesignBA Textile DesignBA VFXMA ArchitectureMA Communication DesignMA FashionMA Moving Image and SoundMA Textile Design

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.

Publications

Journals and magazines cannot be taken out on loan, but you are welcome to browse the latest issues and back copies held on the first floor of the Library.

Journals and magazines are a valuable source of visual and written material to help you in your research. It’s a good idea to get to know the titles related to your course because:

  • They are up to date.
  • Often the material in them covers contemporary activity and news.
  • Young animators and designers will be covered in journals long before they are covered by books.

 

Below you will find a small selection of magazines and journals related to your course.
To see all of your course publications, use the link at the bottom of this list.

Selected Creative Computing publications:

Magazine
Access: On-Campus
Availability: In Print
Status: Current

3D world

BA AnimationBA Animation and Visual EffectsBA Games Art and DesignBSc Games DevelopmentMA GamesMA Moving Image and Sound

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.

Magazine
Access: On-Campus
Availability: In Print
Status: Current

Computer Arts

BA Design for PublishingBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationMA Communication Design

An essential read for graphic designers, illustrators or creative professionals looking to develop their skill set and career. Offers insightful guides, inspiration, industry advice and creative software skills.

Journal
Access: On and Off-campus
Availability: Online
Status: Current

IEEE Transactions on Games

BA Games Art and DesignBSc Games DevelopmentBSc User Experience DesignMA Games

The IEEE Transactions on Games (T-G) publishes original high-quality articles covering scientific, technical, and engineering aspects of games.

The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE PSPB Operations Manual