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Articles, Resources and References

ALL ABOUT OUR LIBRARIES


We hope you find useful resources here at lightcolourvision.org to help you develop your own projects and assignments.

Everything on the site is organised into an Article Library, a Resource library and a Reference Library.

ARTICLE LIBRARY

We will soon have a suite of articles covering light, colour and vision in this library. Visit the Article library now to see which titles are available to date.

Each article is in the form of an illustrated essay and aims to provide a gentle introduction to an aspect of one of our core topics.

Visitors will find that all the articles are organised under a series of sub-heading which break them down into digestible chunks.

The articles and illustrations are all available for download in commonly used file types.

ABOUT READING ARTICLES

Now here is some advice for visitors who are reading the articles for the first time and feeling a feel a little overwhelmed!

Download the article you plan to study. Its easier to work with than flicking around web pages.

Be kind to your self. Allow plenty of time to get to know new terms and concepts.

Look up unfamiliar words as you go along.

Cut and paste important points into your own notes.

Work backwards and forwards between the images and the text. They say an image is worth a thousand words!

Look for the key ideas first. You can add more detail later.

Never give up on new ideas. Just keep going. Eventually the unfamiliar becomes familiar and things that initially seem complicated become more straightforward.

Sleep on it! It’s amazing how we digest new ideas during a good nights sleep.

RESOURCE LIBRARY

Our Resource Library is for students, educators and researches of all ages looking for information about light, colour, vision and how to see more. Visit the Resource Library now to see the topics covered to date.

Visitors will find that each page of the library deals with a different subject such as Features of Electromagnetic Waves. The pages are laid out as follows:

  1. A diagram providing key information. All diagrams use the same graphic conventions to make them as memorable as possible.
  2. A dialogue box for selecting download options for the diagrams.
  3. A question and answer section where visitors can check out their general knowledge.
  4. An introduction to the diagram with point-by-point explanations.
  5. A summary of all the key terms used on the page.
  6. Additional information on how to use the resources on the page.

Diagrams can be downloaded in SVG, JPEG and AI format.

The AI format (Adobe Illustrator) allows users to edit the images for their own purposes.

The SVG format is ideal for viewing images in a browser and so is ideal for creating presentations.

The JPEG format makes it easy to place or paste diagrams into essays and assignments. All diagrams are exactly the same width which means they will maintain a consistent size when used in essays. They appear at their best when allowed to run right across the page from margin to margin.

Any text on the website can be cut and pasted into your own notes. Read our posts about Copyright and our Guide to Citations for more information. (A citation is a reference to a book, article, web page, or other published item that you add to your work so people know where information comes from).

REFERENCE LIBRARY

The easiest way to use the Reference Library is to follow the links embedded in the text of articles and pages in the Resource Library.

When you click on a link it opens a new tab in your browser with displays a definition and explanation of a term.


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