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Games: Databases, journals and articles

Useful databases for Games Design

Databases are searchable collections of good quality, academic material, particularly journal articles.  They can be small subject specific or large collections covering a wide range of subject areas. Most databases provide access to full-text items. Some are abstract only, so you can establish whether or not the research is suitable for your needs.

A number of databases are recommended for your course; follow the links in this section. 

Additional resources for Games Design

Accessing electronic resources

Click on a resource link and enter your University username and password. A minority of resources require additional steps, the details are under the resource link.

When you login to electronic resources you agree a number of terms and conditions which are available in full here

You may choose to use Discover@Bolton, an individual database or an specific journal. Our quick start guide to finding information for assignments may be helpful:

Finding journals and articles with Discover@Bolton

Discover@Bolton enables you to search across multiple full text electronic resources via a single interface. Enter your search term in the box below and hit "Discover":

Use the options on the left-hand side of the results screen to refine your results. For example, you can filter by item type, subject area or by date.

Off-campus? Look for the red banner at the top of the screen and follow the link to login.

For further help, two guides are available:

Finding specific journals

If you wish to access a particular journal, search the Ejournals portal, either by title or subject area. Full text access is available for the date range shown under each title. 

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