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Computer Games - Recommended Sources

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Directory of contact information for the film, television and video industry in the UK and Ireland.

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Search more than 600 reference books at once.  Results include definitions, longer explanations and images.  The Concept Map feature is useful for essay planning.

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GDC Vault hosts a variety of audio, video, and PowerPoint presentations of Game Developers Conferences. Topics include game design, programming, audio, visual arts, business management, production and online games

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A comprehensive online resource devoted  to music search of all the world's peoples.

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Gives you encyclopedic information on all styles of music including 21st century popular music.

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An online CG training library for a wide range of software including 3ds Max, After Effects, Cinema 4D, Dreamweaver, Houdini, Illustrator, InDesign, Maya, Mental Ray, Nuke, Photoshop and Z-brush. Formerly known as  Digital Tutors

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Use this gateway to find good quality engineering, computing and technology information on the web.

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Search across thousands of journals from a range of industries.  Many articles can be read online or, where available as HTML files, they can be read to you.

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Engineering Village not in Discovery 

A comprehensive database of scientific and technological literature.

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Full text articles and conference papers relating to all aspects of technology, including communication and broadcasting, computing and processing and robotics.

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Key note is a database with both company and market data. It contains information on around 7 million UK companies and has tools which allow comparison of company performance against the sector. The market reports are detailed and cover a wide range of UK markets including technology and media. Some key reports also contain a comparison with European markets. The database also provides access to 'UKplc'.  For final year students this is a great resource for company information when looking for employment.

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Detailed market research reports, including technology and media subjects..

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Search authoritative titles from the core scientific literature, published by Elsevier.

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High quality production music for TV, film, advertising and corporate video. Pre-cleared for worldwide and multi-platform use.  Students should contact their course leaders in order to set up an account.

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Watch UK TV programmes from 2007 onwards, including many films and useful documentaries.

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Sound recordings from all over the world, covering the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds.

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A database of images and clips to assist in the production of 3D characters for cinematic sequences and next generation game characters.  Also known as 3DSK.

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Search, view, and download thousands of video, image and audio resources from many different collections covering news, documentaries, popular culture and much more. This was formerly known as Jisc Media Hub.

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A recorded music database of more than 1 million tracks. Genres include classical, jazz, folk, blues, nostalgia, world, folk, Chinese, rock and pop.

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Provides access to thousands of animal and human motion clips.

animation
cinematography, video production, film-making
computer animation
computer graphics
digital sound
gaming
music
television broadcasting
web design & multimedia systems

See also:

You may also find relevant resources listed under: Animation.

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