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Games Design

This is UCLan's Games Design library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Faculty Librarians: Julie Hitchen and Francesca Robinson

Books

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.

Journals and Articles

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.

 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. 

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.


Additional Resources

Practical Support for Game Design and Game Art

  • GDC Vault
    Video and audio presentations from Game Developers Conferences.
  • LinkedIn Learning
    Provides over 6000 bite-sized video tutorials covering the latest software, creative, and business skills.  Includes ZBrush, Maya and interviews with industry professionals.

E-Newspapers

  • Nexis contains both full text and abstract records of news and business intelligence drawn from over 29,000 sources including local, regional and national newspapers, newsletters, magazines and trade journals. Nexis gives the text of articles only - it does not include photographs or formatting.

Television, Radio and Video Resources

  • Alexander Street Video
    Videos, films, documentaries and training materials in games and design related areas
  • Box of Broadcasts
    Enables students to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. Date coverage begins in 2009.
  • Kanopy
    Includes documentaries on gaming, plus hundreds of independent films and animation.

Business Resources

The Library subscribes to a range of other electronic resources, which are relevant if you wish to research the current market in Game Design.

Market Research

  • IBIS World - UK and Global industry reports and risk ratings.
  • Mintel - the leading market research database
  • Passport GMID - global market information database and analysis tool containing comprehensive data and reports across all industries, countries and consumers.

Company research

Visual resources

    Julie Hitchen - Principal Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

    Julie Hitchen

    Principal Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

    jhitchen@uclan.ac.uk
    01772 892267

    Francesca Robinson - Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

    Francesca Robinson

    Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

    frobinson3@uclan.ac.uk
    01772 895132