My Links

 My links    

Art Rabbit [Art exhibitions around the world]
Books on recent exhibitions | RSS feed
Delicious (Social bookmarking site)
Exciting citing - finding and using information for a dissertation
Library Guides - available from my public dropbox folder
New Exhibitions [Photography]
Useful libraries and bookshops (Google Map)

 University of Westminster

Academic Staff (School of Media, Art and Design]

CREAM [Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media]

DocWest [Centre for Production and Research of Documentary Film at University of Westminster]

European League of Institutes of Arts 
Library and IT Training [intranet page]

Westminster Research : MAD [the Media, Arts and Design section of our institutional repository]

 Search tools

Amazon (UK) [Useful for identifying titles, and viewing table of contents and index, as well as buying]

BFI Collections Search [British Film Institute search]

COPAC [union catalogue of UK research libraries.  See guide.]

Ethos [Electronic Theses Online Service]

Google Books [for searching the contents of books]

Google Scholar [a broad search of academic sources]
     Advice about how to sign in to Google Scholar, so that it links to University of Westminster subscriptions. 

Inform25 [union catalogue of London-area university libraries - replaces Inform25]

Library Search 

Library Catalogue  (retro catalogue)

SUNCAT [union catalogue for serials - use to track down journals and magazines]

WorldCat [International union catalogue of library catalogues]

 Open access tools 

CORE - an aggregated search of UK repositories (it's like Google Scholar for UK research repositories).  Further information.

DART-Europe - research theses from a consortium of European research libraries

DOAB - Directory of Open Access Books

EThOS [Electronic Theses Online Service from the British Library.  Selected items available for download after registration]

JURN - a search of free academic articles, chapters and theses, powered by Gooogle Custom Search

OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

OAIster [Union catalogue of open access resources, provided by OCLC/Worldcat]  Further information

OpenDOAR Search | Search contents of open access repositories listed on OpenDOAR [Directory of Open Access Repositories]

OpenDepot Search | Search of e-prints from researchers at institutions that do not have an institutional repository

PQDT Open [Provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge]

ROAR Search | Search contents of repositories listed on ROAR [Registery of Open Access Repositories]

SHERPA Search | Search of UK repositories

Other useful links

ACRL Visual Literacy Standards
BUFVC Audiovisual Citation Guidelines
Association of Learning Development in Higher Education
Literature Review: Information Literacy and Creative practitioners
London Centre for Book Arts 
Photojournalismlinks - the best photojournalism on the web