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Finding Still and Moving Images: Still images in the Library

A guide to help you find still and moving images. Mae'r dudalen hon hefyd ar gael yn a Gymraeg

Finding images in books and journals

Still images can be found in a vast number of books in the Library. FINDit: Search/Libraries lists all the material held in the library, their availability and location. Use the FINDit to search for books on specific subjects or on a specific artist, illustrator, photographer, or graphic designer etc., to find the images that suit your needs.

Some of the journals in the Library will also have images. Use the FINDit: Find Journals option in FINDit to look for printed journals that relate to the subject you are looking for to source suitable images. 

Using still images for teaching and learning

Images from books and journals can be photocopied or scanned using the multi-functional devices available in the library and else where on campus. When photocopying/scanning, please observe the copyright guidance displayed above the equipment. For more information see the copyright section in this guide. 

The slide collection

The slide collection of 40,000 slides, covering all aspects of art, media and design is located for research purposes in the Treforest Campus. Details of the collection are available on the FINDit: Search/Libraries, where you can search for specific slides. 



FINDit is a simple, one-step search method for books, e-books, articles, DVDs and more, and includes a number of personalized features for you.

The Newport Survey Collection

The Newport Survey Photographic Collection is a collection of black and white photographs taken by documentary photography students in the 1980s which document the then town of Newport. These photographs formed the basis of a series of 8 publications on various themes relating to the town, also called The Newport Survey. 

1. 'The Family' (1980),

2. 'Newport Neighbourhoods' (1982),

3. 'The River Usk' (1983)

4. 'Industry' (1984),

5. 'Roll on Friday: a photographic survey of leisure in Newport' (1985),

6. 'God in Wales today: religion in a cathedral town' (1986), 

7. 'From the Cradle to the Grave: health care in the community' (1987),

8. 'Education: the 5Rs' (1988).

Details of the 2,200 images are available on the FINDit:Search/Libraries and the photographs are available to view for reference only. In addition we also have a small photographic collection of historical costumes.