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The Library welcomes recommendations from staff and students, provided they are current editions and support the learning, teaching and research interests of the University. Make your request through the Collection Recommendation Service.

New Journals
Library News for Ceramics and Glass
  • Have you checked to see what is on offer in the Library's Autumn 2023 webinar programme?
  • New Reading List: a reading list of texts on LGBTQA+ has been created by staff in the library, the list has material available in the library on LGBTQ+ in society as well as texts that are more specific to subject areas at UCA.
  • A new database, Statista, has been added to the Library databases. Statista offers insights and facts across 170 industries and 150+ countries which could be useful for researching the ceramics craft market etc. You will need your University login to access the database. 

The library offers over 200,000 print and electronic books.  Print books are arranged by shelf number, which are found using LibrarySearch and on the book binding, the most relevant numbers are -

Ceramics & Ceramic Techniques 738
Ceramics by Country: A-Z 738
Ceramics Design 738.02
Colour Theory 752
Crafts 745.5
Craft Theory 745.01
Design History 745.409
Earthenware 738
Glass Design 721.044
Glass & Metalwork Art Nouveau 799.035
Glazes 738.144
Pottery 739.09
Sculpture 730
Stoneware 738.3
Sustainable Design 745.2

Journals provide up to date research in your area of study, they may be available in print or electronic format and can be found using LibrarySearch. A list of all current journals can be found using the Journals A-Z, the most relevant are -

Databases bring together specialist collections of articles, images and electronic books. A list of all current databases can be found using the Databases A-Z, the most relevant are -

Moving Image Resources
Image Resources
Podcast Resources

Archives offer access to rare and unique insight into the work of artists and creators, and often include original letters and artwork. Details of all the collections can be found in the ArchiveSearch, the most relevant for jewellery, ceramics and glass are -

Materials LibraryMaterials Library
A collection of material samples reflecting innovative material design and process samples used to explore material experimentation in design and creative practice.