Games Academy

Welcome to the Games Academy library page!

From here you can explore the key resources in each of the main fields of study.

You'll also find research tips, as well as how to contact me, Rachel Browning your Academic Liaison Librarian, if you need further help.

Don't be limited to the subject guides that relate directly to your course - your research could take you anywhere...

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Meet your Librarian

Rachel Browning

I'm Rachel Browning, your Academic Liaison Librarian. I'm here to help you with research, whether that's for your projects or your written assignments. Although research is exciting it can also feel tricky at times -so do get in touch or book an appointment for help. I look forward to hearing from you!

Email: rachel.browning@fxplus.ac.uk

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Explore your resources

Discover the key information resources for your subject.

Improve your search skills

Hints and tips to help you to find what you need.

Picking the right keywords is an important part of the research process and can really affect your search results.

 

You will want the keywords to represent the main concepts in the topic you are exploring. They are, generally speaking, single words or short phrases.

Google does not cover everything and a lot of information, particularly academic or business information, will not show up in your results.

To find this‘hidden information’ you need to use some search tools such as Falmouth’s Library Search, which takes you behind paywalls.These search tools often have added features too, such as citation tools, so that you can search both in-depth, and smarter too!

 

However, if you are a big fan of Google, think about using Google Scholar, which searches only academic literature.

Learn how to link the search results to Falmouth University's resources by watching this short video. For more about using Google and Google Scholar, why not have a look at Beyond Google section of the Study Hub.

For your critical theory modules (such as GAM120 or COMP110) or even your dissertation, simply use Library Search and use the filter Peer-Reviewed Journals to focus in on the academic, quality checked articles.

 

If you find there are too many results, and you can’t filter them satisfactorily, you might want to try searching for academic papers by focussing on two specialist resources IEEE Xplore and ACM Digital Library.

Try using Statista.

It has downloadable graphs, charts and infographics on a wide range of topics. Statista also has a great Technology Market Outlook section.

Look out for the handy citation feature too (always check that it matches the special Falmouth Harvard style).

You have access to two huge databases of images which provide you with downloadable images that are free to use in your assignments.

Check out ARTStor and Bridgeman Education Library.

 

There are also large collection of art books at the Falmouth Campus Library.

Either visit the Library yourself to browse the shelves or use the ‘click & collect’ service to transfer specific books to the Penryn Campus Library and pick up from there

If you are struggling getting started, try the Library Pathway as a great resource and introduction to research.

And remember, you are not in this alone – if you need help or have queries at any time just drop a line to me, your librarian!

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