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This page lists some specialized resources Drama students may find useful. Check the Subject Help pages for English and Drama for further guides and links to resources. You are welcome to contact your Academic Liaison Librarian Joanna Cooksey for help with finding and referencing library resources.
Most of your books will be located
in Headington Library.
To find a
book, use the Books & e-books search on the Library home page and type in
the author, title or subject that you are interested in. Alternatively you
can use LibrarySearch and
then limit your search results to books. Print books have a call number which
this tells you where the book is shelved in the Library in the Library, for example 822.914 DEL. If the book is on
loan to another user or at one of our other libraries, you can put a hold on
it. If it's on the shelves, it's quicker for you to go and get it yourself.
If it’s an e-book, follow the link to
connect to it. Log in when prompted with your Brookes student number and
password. Find out more about accessing and downloading e-books from
our guide Finding
JSTOR This database provides an archive of full-text articles from a range of academic journals with good coverage of literary journals. JSTOR's Understanding Shakespeare tool lets you look up quotations from a Shakespeare play and find JSTOR articles that reference them. Highly recommended for anyone studying Shakespeare.
Performing Arts Periodicals database covers theatre, film and television. It's a good place to search for articles about plays in performance.
Academic Search Complete - A multi-disciplinary database with good coverage of English Studies journals. Much of the content is full-text.
Shakespeare Archive Resource is a fantastic collection of programmes and photographs from the BBC's Shakespeare archive.
Box of Broadcasts (BoB) This online service gives you free access to UK TV and radio programmes. You can also record programmes, create clips and playlists. Log in when prompted with your Brookes username and password. First-time users have to register. You can search for programmes or look for playlists and create your own. Take a look at this playlist Drama Oxford Brookes for a range of drama productions and discussions, such as:
For more databases, see the full list of Databases for English and Drama
Web sites for drama and theatre