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Visual Effects (VFX): Books and e-books

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Where are the Visual Effects (VFX) books?

Reading Lists

Your reading list should be the first place you go to look for books. They can be found on your Moodle module sites. You can search the Reading Lists database here
From here you can access the library catalogue to see if the book is available.  If it is available as an e-book, you can access the online version here too. 


The Library catalogues

The Library Catalogue search box can be found on the Books and e-books tab.  

The Discovery Service search box can be found on the Find Journal Articles tab.  

The Library Catalogue The Discovery Service
Searches the library catalogue Searches the library's Discovery Service

You can find:

  • Books
  • E-books
  • DVDs
  • Journals
  • Databases

You can find:

  • Books
  • E-books
  • DVDs
  • Journals
  • Databases


  • Journal articles
  • Newspaper articles
  • Theses
  • Conference proceedings

The Discovery Service will return thousands of results.  So to search for books, use the Library Catalogue.

If you are searching for a particular book, type in the author's surname and a few words from the title.  Note: the search box will not recognise abbreviations or punctuation.  If you are searching for books around a particular subject, eg. urban regeneration, type these keywords into the search box.

The catalogue record for each title will give you the Class Number of the book, how long you can borrow it for, and whether it is Available (ie. on the shelf).  Use the library map to find the correct floor.  The books are arranged in numerical order. Signs at the end of each bay of books let you know the class number range for that bay.


Key shelf mark numbers for Visual Effects (VFX)

Books about the same subject are assigned the same shelf mark (or class number or class mark or shelf mark or call number) number.  You'll find the number on the spine of each book.   

3 East

006.6   Computer graphics, including software packages

006.7   Web design

3 West

621.395   Digital Design

2 West

700.105   Art and electronic media

745.4   Design as art

776   Digital art

777   Computer generated film content

778.5   The art of VFX

You can search for e-books in the library catalogue

Below are a selection of Visual Effects e-books