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Games and Visual Effects: Finding articles

What are journals and why are they important?

As a student in higher education your tutors will be looking for evidence that you have used a wide range of resources in your studies.  Journals are one such resource.  They can provide up to date, specialised information on topics which are not always found in books.  There are two main types of journal.

Academic Journals for example:

  • Journal of Visualization and Computer Animation
  • Computer Music Journal

Trade, general and professional magazines for example:

  • Retro Gamer
  • Edge

EBSCO information services tutorials

Tutorials to help you make the most of our databases on the EBSCO platform.  For example:

  • Education Research Complete
  • Business Source Complete
  • PsycArticles
  • PsycBooks
  • Art Full Text
  • CINAHL (nursing and allied health)
  • SPORTDiscus

Use journals and magazines to find articles

Display of current print journals

Searching for articles on games design and programming

Journal titles for computer games

A link to some full text journal titles for computer games

Search for journal articles using Summon


CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Changes to your Library Service:

Covid-19 Additional Resources

Looking for a journal by title?

Use the link to the eJournals A-Z to search for an eJournal title. When you have found the journal you want you can search within it for articles.

Print Journals

Some journals are only available in print and are located in Thompson Library on the ground floor.  You may browse the journals and use them in the library building.  Photocopiers and scanners are in the library and you are allowed to copy articles for your own use.