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Creative Technology: Specialist resources

Library guide for courses within the Department of Creative Technology


mySearch is an interface which allows you to search across a range of library resources simultaneously, including books, e-books, journal articles and databases

Key databases

 All of these databases can be accessed either via the Alphabetical list of databases webpage or via the Resources by subject webpage.

Useful websites


The Library has an extensive multimedia collection. This includes:

Feature Films: Shelf mark 791.4372

Television Series: Shelf mark 791.4572

SIGGRAPH Video Reviews: Shelf mark 006.6 SIG

Gnomon Workshop DVDs: Shelf mark 006.696

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Use dictionaries and encyclopedias to:

  • Get an overview of your topic or issue
  • Learn the definitions of terms and concepts
  • Identify keywords to use in searching for additional information

Look on mySearch for relevant titles e.g. The Encyclopedia of Movie Special Effects (Shelf mark: 778.534503 NET).  

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias

Credo ReferenceOnline reference books including encyclopaedias, dictionaries and thesauri in a wide range of subject areas.

BoB: Box of Broadcasts

To access click the ‘sign in’ button on the home screen, enter Bournemouth University in the "Where are you from?" box, click "Go" and login using your normal BU username and password.

  • Subject coverage: access TV and radio programmes from over 65 'free-to-air' channels using a programme guide and a search option. Option to schedule recordings up to seven days in advance and request programmes broadcast over the previous 30 days.  Search BoB to access other users' recorded programmes. Permanent archive of all broadcast content from nine channels: BBC1 London / BBC2 / BBC4 / ITV London / Channel 4 / More4 / Channel 5 / BBC Radio 4 / BBC Radio 4 Extra. Content plays in your web browser with access available both on and off campus. 
  • Type of content: TV and radio programmes
  • Date range: 2007 to present
  • Level of access: BU staff/student login required; registration required on first use. Available off-campus, but not outside the UK.