Online Resources

Below is a list of all our online resources.

You are welcome to browse or search the list, or use the filters to narrow by course or resource type.

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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-Journals
Access: On and Off-campus

Art & Architecture Source

BA ArchitectureBA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA Fine ArtBA Interior DesignBA PhotographyBA Textile DesignMA Communication DesignMA CurationMA Fine ArtMA Moving Image and SoundMA PhotographyMA Textile Design

Search here for articles from a variety of subjects including Art and Art History; Architecture; Graphics; Interior Design; Decorative Art; Commercial Art; and Film, TV and video.

E-Journals
Access: On-Campus

Art History Research net (AHRnet)

BA ArchitectureBA Design for PublishingBA Fine ArtBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationMA Communication DesignMA Fine Art

Search Art History Research net for access to digitised historical journals, great for historical researching or just searching for inspiration. Many important and influential publications are available to view such as The Studio, The Yellow Book, The Artist, Colour Magazine, and Imprint.

‘Review’ – Provides full text of a range of 19th and early 20th century art journals
‘Arts + Architecture Profiles’ – Includes biographical data on over 35,000 artists, architects, craftspeople and designers
‘Design Abstracts Retrospective’ – Contains abstracts of architecture and design journals published between 1900-1986.
‘Research Sources: Posters’ – Contains extensive information on Poster Design.

E-Journals
Access: On and Off-campus

Art, Design and Architecture Collection

BA ArchitectureBA Design for PublishingBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA Interior DesignBA PhotographyBA Textile DesignMA Communication DesignMA Fine ArtMA PhotographyMA Textile Design

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.

E-Books
Access: On and Off-campus

Berg Fashion Library

BA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Textile Design

The Berg Fashion Library includes 13,000 images, the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, eBooks, reference works, an interactive timeline, a new exhibition archive, and more.

Access: On and Off-campus

Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases

BA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Textile DesignMA FashionMA Textile Design

Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases brings fashion business to life and creates a link between education and industry. Designed to help students develop the essential business skills required by the next generation of fashion industry professionals, this digital resource is global in focus and presents real-world cases on challenges facing the business of fashion, tackling important issues such as sustainability, technology, ethics, and leadership. The resource is tailored to provide the tools to steer students toward success as they transition to a career in fashion.

TV, Video and Sound
Access: On and Off-campus

Box of Broadcasts

BA ActingBA AnimationBA Animation and Visual EffectsBA 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 PhotographyBA Textile DesignBA VFXBSc Games DevelopmentBSc User Experience DesignMA Communication DesignMA CurationMA FashionMA Fine ArtMA GamesMA Moving Image and SoundMA Performing Arts EnterpriseMA PhotographyMA Textile Design

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.

Maps and Images
Access: On and Off-campus

British Cartoon Archive

BA Design for PublishingBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationMA Communication Design

Access more than 200,000 cartoons dating back to 1904, including the entire Giles Collection.

Maps and Images
Access: Free Online

British Library Images

BA Design for PublishingBA Fine ArtBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationMA Communication DesignMA Fine Art

Over a million copyright-free images made available from the British Library archives. These include maps, geological diagrams, comic satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and much more.

TV, Video and Sound
Access: On and Off-campus

British Library Sounds

BA Film and Moving Image ProductionMA Moving Image and Sound

Access to over 90,000 recordings from the British Library collections, which come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds. Free for UK educational users.

TV, Video and Sound
Access: Free Online

British Pathe

BA Film and Moving Image ProductionMA Moving Image and Sound

85,000 historic cine-magazine and newsreel clips from 1910 to 1970.

E-Journals
Access: On and Off-campus

British Periodicals 1681-1939

BA ActingBA ArchitectureBA Design for PublishingBA Fine ArtBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationMA Communication DesignMA Fine Art

This database provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.

E-Journals
Access: Off-Campus

CIS (The Construction Information Service)

BA Architecture

The most comprehensive source of technical standards legislation and technical guidance for construction industry professionals.

Create your own account here: create new account

See the VLE page here for step by step details on how to create your new account: VLE

You can now log in with your new account here: https://cis.ihs.com/CIS/

NB once signed in, click your initials at the top right of the screen to navigate to “Guided tours” to help you use the site.

Maps and Images
Access: On and Off-campus

Digimap

BA Animation and Visual EffectsBA ArchitectureBA Interior Design

Digimap is a database giving access to Ordnance Survey maps and map data, Arial photographs and Lidar data*, either to download for use with application software such as GIS or CAD, or as maps generated by Digimap itself. You will need to register using your NUA email to use this service.
* Lidar data is a very accurate model of the earth’s surface; this data is captured by firing very rapid laser pulses at the ground surface.

You need to register with Digimap when you use the resource for the first time

E-Books
TV, Video and Sound
Access: On and Off-campus

Drama Online

BA ActingBA Film and Moving Image ProductionMA Performing Arts Enterprise

Drama Online is a fast-growing study resource which now features over 3,350 playtexts from over 1,200 playwrights, over 400 audio plays, 365 hours of video, and 450 scholarly books from leading theatre publishers and companies, offering a complete multimedia experience of theatre.

E-Books
Access: On and Off-campus

Early European Books

BA Fine ArtBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationMA Communication DesignMA Fine Art

Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources

TV, Video and Sound
Access: Free Online

East Anglian Film Archive

BA Film and Moving Image ProductionMA Moving Image and SoundMA Performing Arts Enterprise

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.

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).

Maps and Images
Access: Free Online

Europeana

BA Fine ArtMA Fine Art

Portal to 50 million artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from several major European art and music collections.

E-Books
Access: On and Off-campus

Fairchild Books Store

BA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Textile DesignMA FashionMA Textile Design

With a history stretching back over more than 100 years, Fairchild Books is a world-leading publisher in the field of fashion.

Maps and Images
Access: Free Online

firstVIEW

BA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and Business

The world’s largest fashion database and photo archive with over 4 million fashion photos, videos and more.

TV, Video and Sound
Access: On and Off-campus

Gnomon Workshop

BA Animation and Visual EffectsBA Games Art and Design

The Gnomon Workshop offers the most comprehensive set of Digital Production tutorials anywhere. The broad scope of the tutorials range from foundational understanding of the software tools all the way to the professional application of these tools and concepts used by artists working in the film and game industries.

How to access – this resource is prioritised for Games Art and Design and VFX students – if you are on one of these courses please check your course VLE for login details, or get in touch with your Course Leader for information on how to access the Gnomon Workshop. If you are not on one of these courses please contact library@nua.ac.uk

E-Journals
Access: On and Off-campus

Ingenta Connect

BA FashionBA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA Fine ArtBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA PhotographyMA Communication DesignMA CurationMA Fine ArtMA Moving Image and SoundMA Photography

Ingenta Connect is a hosting platform for a large number of academic journal titles. Search here for articles related to Visual Arts, Art Education, Film, Fashion and Communication. If the full text of the article you want is unavailable to download, please request it using the Item Request form.

Maps and Images
Access: On and Off-campus

John Johnson Collection

BA Design for PublishingBA Fine ArtBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationMA Communication DesignMA Fine Art

The John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera gives access to over 65,000 digitised documents in five main categories exploring everyday life from the 18th to the early 20th century : 19th-Century Entertainment; The Booktrade; Popular Prints; Crime; Advertising (See also VADS for major images from the collection).

E-Journals
Access: On and Off-campus

JSTOR: Arts and Sciences III

BA ArchitectureBA Design for PublishingBA Fine ArtBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationMA Communication DesignMA Fine Art

JSTOR is a hosting service which archives journals from across all disciplines. We have access to the Arts and Sciences III collection in full text which contains a large number of titles relating to Art, Architecture and Art History. For all other journals you find in JSTOR you will only be able to read the abstract, but if you want the full text you can request it using the Item Request form.

Maps and Images
Access: Free Online

NYPL Digital Gallery

BA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA PhotographyMA Communication DesignMA Photography

Free access to over 700,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library’s collections (including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more).

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 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.

E-Journals
Access: On and Off-campus

Oxford Journals Online

BA Design for PublishingBA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationMA Communication DesignMA Moving Image and Sound

You can find abstracts for all Oxford University Press (OUP) journals here. You can access the journals ‘Journal of Design History’ and ‘Screen’ in full from this platform.

E-Journals
Access: On and Off-campus

Periodicals Archive Online

BA ActingBA ArchitectureBA Fine ArtMA Fine Art

Periodicals Archive Online is a major archive that makes the backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences available electronically, providing access to the searchable full text of hundreds of titles. The database spans more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages.

E-Journals
Access: Free Online

PressReader

Free to use with a Norfolk Libraries card. Access thousands of regular newspapers and magazines online (UK and worldwide coverage). Sign in for free with your Norfolk library card and PIN using the option for ‘library or group’. Free app with option to increase text size, translate into 17 languages or listen with the read aloud function.
Please note: free access is only available when signing up with your Norfolk library card and pin number. Signing in with a social media account will result in being charged for using this service.

E-Journals
Access: On and Off-campus

SAGE Journals Online

BA AnimationBA Animation and Visual EffectsBA Games Art and DesignBSc Games DevelopmentMA Games

Abstracts available for all Sage journals. You can access the journals ‘Animation’ and ‘Games and Culture’ in full from this platform.

E-Books
TV, Video and Sound
Access: On and Off-campus

Screen Studies

BA Film and Moving Image ProductionMA Moving Image and SoundMA Performing Arts Enterprise

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.

TV, Video and Sound
Access: On-Campus

Stash

BA AnimationBA Animation and Visual Effects

The Stash collection showcases exceptional motion design, VFX and animation projects and the people who create them. Over 5000 projects are available for streaming.
Access: on campus only. Click ‘login’ and then click the green ‘login’ button. You do not need to enter a username and password.

E-Journals
Access: On and Off-campus

Taylor & Francis Online

BA Design for PublishingBA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA PhotographyBA Textile DesignMA Communication DesignMA Textile Design

Abstracts available for all Taylor and Francis journals. You will find that this platform contains a mix of full text and abstracts only – we have a subscriptions to a variety of titles including ‘Design Journal’, ‘Fashion Practice’, ‘Fashion Theory’, ‘Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice’ and ‘Photography and Culture’.

Maps and Images
Access: Free Online

Visual Arts Data Service

BA Design for PublishingBA FashionBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA Interior DesignBA Textile DesignMA Communication DesignMA FashionMA Textile Design

VADS includes 140,000 images (fashion, textiles, posters, prints and design artefacts) from over 50 diverse UK collections. Images are copyright-cleared for non-commercial educational use and personal research.

E-Books
Access: On and Off-campus

VLeBooks

BA ActingBA AnimationBA Animation and Visual EffectsBA ArchitectureBA 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 IllustrationBA Interior DesignBA PhotographyBA Textile DesignBA VFXBSc Games DevelopmentBSc User Experience DesignMA Communication DesignMA CurationMA FashionMA Fine ArtMA GamesMA Moving Image and SoundMA Performing Arts EnterpriseMA PhotographyMA Textile Design

You can find e-books specifically bought for NUA students on VLeBooks.

Maps and Images
Access: Free Online

Wellcome Images

BA Design for PublishingBA Fine ArtBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA PhotographyMA Communication DesignMA Fine ArtMA Photography

Free low and high-res historical images from the Wellcome Library collections, including Tibetan Buddhist paintings, ancient Sanskrit manuscripts written on palm leaves, beautifully illuminated Persian books, and many detailed medical photographs inspiring in shape, colour and texture. Images free to reuse with attribution.