Games Design: Overview

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Welcome to the Games Design subject guide!

The aim of this guide is to highlight the key resources and library support available for Games Design. Here's a quick run down of the contents: 

  • Books and eBooks - Key recommendations and information on how to find relevant books and eBooks. 
  • Journals and Periodicals - Highlights from our subscriptions and advice on finding academic journal content. 
  • Databases - Accessing and finding scholarly articles through specialist databases. 
  • Websites - Recommended websites and information on how to evaluate web sources. 
  • Using Other Libraries - Advice on visiting other libraries for research purposes. 
  • Referencing - Guidance on how to cite and reference correctly in your assignments. 
  • Research - Information on what research support is available at Brunel, including managing research data etc.

 

Key Things to Know: 

  • Check out the Library Welcome Guide for an introduction on how to use the library. Ideal for new students and those who want to refresh their knowledge. 
  • The Academic Liaison Librarians run a programme called LibSmart which offers a range of online and in-person sessions, drop-ins, and other events, that are designed to help you develop information handling, research, and referencing skills. Find out more by going to the LibSmart Guide
  • You can borrow up to 15 items if you are an undergraduate or taught postgraduate, and 20 items if you are a research postgraduate. Find out more about borrowing by going here
  • For opening hours, room bookings, reservations and other essential library information, check out the Using the Library Guide
  • You can find out more about the library by visiting the library pages on the university's main website

 

Related Guides

While this guide aims to cover the essentials for Games Design, you may find some of our other subject guides useful too: 

 

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Hello! My name is Matthew Parfitt (He/Him/His) and I'm the Academic Liaison Librarian responsible for Arts and Humanities (English, Creative Writing, Film Studies, Music, Theatre, Games Design) and Education.

I'm here to help you get the most out of the library and its resources, as well as to support you with the research, evaluation, and referencing skills you need to succeed in your studies. 

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Academic Liaison Librarians are available to chat between 1pm-4pm, Monday to Friday term-time about using library resources and referencing.

You can join us in person at the LibSmart Point desk on the first floor of the Library between 1-2pm on weekdays, and chat to us online via the LibSmart Chat between 2-4pm. 

Occasionally, and outside of these times, your query will be picked up by another member of Brunel Library staff or our friendly co-op support staff, who provide us with 24/7 chat coverage.

 

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