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Broadcasting & Sound Engineering and Film Technology: Books

Subjects and Shelfmarks in the Library

Acoustics 620.2

Audio Electronics 621.3893

Broadcast engineering 621.384

Computer composition 781.34

Computer music 786.76

Computer networks 004.65

Computer sound synthesis 006.5

Digital audio 621.3893

Digital signal processing 621.3822

Image compression 621.367

Microphones 621.38284

MIDI 621.3828

Music industry 338.4778

Psychoacoustics 620.2

Recording and editing software
(eg Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools) 780.285536

Recording studios 621.3893

Sound (physics of) 534

Sound engineering 621.3893

Sound recording 621.38932

Streaming audio/video 006.7

Video codecs 621.38833

3D graphics 006.693
3D movie technology 777.65
Animation 777.7
Cinematography 777
Computer animation 006.696
Digital Signal Processing 621.3822
Editing films 777.55
Electronics 621.3815
Film genres 791.436
Film histories 791.4309
Film industry 384.8
Film sound 777.53
Film production 791.43
Film reviews 791.4375
Filters 621.3815324
High definition film 777
Photography 771
Screenplays 791.437
Scriptwriting 808.23
Special effects in cinema 777.9
Visual effects 777.9
Web page design 006.7

Using Other Libraries

It is impossible for one library to hold all the information you need, but there are a number of ways that you can access other resources:

  The Inter-Library Loans service will get you books and articles we don't hold.

  SCONUL Access allows you to visit other academic libraries and use their print resources;

  ETHOS provides access to Ph.D. theses for UK universities;

  Library Hub Discover is a combined catalogue of the holdings of over 160 UK academic, national and specialist libraries. The University is now supplying its catalogue records to this national database.

Print or Ebooks?

The Library has a huge range of print and Ebook titles to meet your needs.

Print books can be a great place to start your research, but remember that demand can be high, so you'll need to plan in advance.

Ebooks are a quick and easy way to access material. They are available on or off-campus and can be used 24 hours a day. If you own a tablet device, these books can be viewed easily wherever you have a connection to the internet. These titles also allow limited printing.

Guidedownloading DawsonEra e-books

YouTube video guides: Ebook Central  

Accessibility Guide: Ebook Central e-books

Quick Start guide to our Ebook Central collection: Ebook Central Quick Start Guide

You can access our print and Ebook collections through the Library Catalogue or on Summon.

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Reading Lists Online: a basic guide for students

Reading Lists Online provides access to the reading lists for your modules, as provided by your lecturers. Find your lists by searching for module names, module codes or by your lecturer's name.

Individual items on the lists will take you directly to the Library Catalogue to check availability (or place a reservation) or where possible link through to the full text for many e-books and e-journals.

If you can't find your reading list have a word with your Tutor(s) or if you have problems with the site contact us at