MA Moving Image and Sound
Meet your Librarian – Lauren Elmore
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 (@nualibrary) for times and dates.
Try these virtual shelves which link you to ready-made collections of e-books on specific subjects.
Useful E-Book Collections for MA Moving Image and Sound:
Film and Moving Image Production (ProQuest)
Moving Image and Sound books
Moving Image and Sound books are at Dewey Decimal number 759.
With the exception of short loan books, everything can be borrowed for three weeks. The collection is broken down into more specific subject areas like this:
- Main collection
- Film theory: 759.1
- Cinematography: 759.42
- Film sound: 759.45
- Animation: 759.6
- Music theory: 780
- Other useful areas
- Research study skills: 370.72
- Academic writing: 808
Here are the reading lists set for each unit of your study, these will provide links to the resources that your tutors wish you to look at.
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 MA Moving Image and Sound:
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.
You can find e-books specifically bought for NUA students on VLeBooks.
East Anglian Film Archive
The East Anglian Film Archive website includes over 200 hours of film from EAFA’s extensive collection. The collection itself is held at the Archive Centre at Norwich County Hall.
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.
Screen Studies is a database of award-winning screenplays, critical and contextual books on film from the late nineteenth century to the present, and an interactive timeline of cinema history.
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 MA Moving Image and Sound publications:
Dazed & Confused
Founded by Jefferson Hack and Rankin in 1991, the independent British fashion, culture and arts magazine has a strong global reputation for its groundbreaking and trendsetting editorial and its support of new generations of fashion, art, literature, photography and music talent. DazedDigital.com, their online magazine, is updated daily, hosting interactive projects, extra editorial content, exclusive music and fashion film.
Little white lies
Independently published magazine covering film and cinema. Features lots of original illustration.
Bimonthly magazine devoted to motion picture visual effects.
A magazine all about the art, business and technology of animation