This is UCLan's Games Design library page.
For more help and guidance please contact your Faculty Librarian: Julie Hitchen
Search for books and ebooks on Library Search. It will tell you what we have in stock and where to find it.
Sometimes there may only be a chapter on a specific topic rather than a whole book. To find those, you will need to use one of our ebook databases which allow you to search through the whole text of a book. We have several ebook collections but a good place to start would be Ebook Central.
Journal Finder provides details of our print journals and e-journals collections. Library Search will find specific articles from journals so is a good place to start, as it searches across thousands of different journals and will uncover articles in places you may not think to look.
If you need to locate journal articles on a particular topic you will need to use our journal databases. These index a collection of titles and enable you to search for relevant articles. The library subscribes to a large collection of databases and you can look on the E-Databases A-Z list to see the full range. These include a range of multi-subject databases which are relevant to this area of study.
Other useful databases
Top Tip! Don't forget - should you find that we haven't got the full-text of an article that you would like to access (in print or electronic format) you can make a request through the Inter-Library Loan/Document Supply service.
Should you want to undertake a more thorough search for research materials/literature try searching the following abstract and indexing databases. These contain a large number of references from a significant number of subject areas.
Nexis gives the text of articles only - it does not include photographs or formatting.
The Library subscribes to a range of other electronic resources, which are relevant if you wish to research the current market in Game Design.