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Video Games

Video games are an exciting and interdisciplinary field of study. Depending on your focus, your research may cover a variety of disciplines.

If you are interested in game development, you may focus on Computer Science resources. If you are looking at video games in their cultural context you might use Communication or English resources. If you are looking at gaming as a teaching tool you might look at Education resources. 


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    LFA Adds Video Games to the Library's Collection -2009

    The guiding principle behind this new collection is the very one that
     informs our approach to all collection development endeavors - to expand our
    students' understanding of literacy to include all forms of media and
     information (*media literacy*).  Like graphic novels, video games
     represent a vibrant new art form that has captivated the imagination of
     multiple generations by utilizing a virtually unprecedented interface.  This
     art utilizes all major forms of communication - visual, audible, and the
    written word.  To successfully complete a game, a high degree of rule-based
    strategic thought coupled with goal-oriented planning, problem solving, and
    assessment is required.  Today's well-developed video game is an engrossing
    virtual experience that involves learning and thinking in new ways.

    In addition to teaching media literacy, we are committed to providing the
     most thoughtful and engaging resources for students and faculty.  As a
    boarding school library, we are dedicated to those areas of our collection
    that speak to the extra-curricular interests, activities, and passions of
    those who live on campus.  The video game collection compliments the popular feature film collection by engaging students in intellectually stimulating leisure activities.

    -LFA Academic Technology Department


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