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Your Academic Liaison Librarian, Joanna Cooksey is here to help you find and use library resources for your course, for example finding books and journal articles, using electronic services like databases, and referencing in your written work. Joanna is based on Level 3 of the Library and you can make an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Headington Library in the JHB is the main library at Oxford Brookes and covers all subject areas, including English Literature and Drama. It's open 24 hours a day for most of the week during semester. The Library has 6 floors - for help with finding your way around, pick up a floor plan from the Help Zone on Level 1. You can also ask here if you need any help when using the library. Near the Help Zone you’ll find the Welcome Desk, book returns slots, reservations collection point and Short Loan. Books are on Levels 2, 3 and 4. Most of the books for English Literature and Drama are on the top floor - Level 4 in Zone D, with foreign literature in Zone E (Silent Study room). Use the nearby self-service machine to borrow books on this floor.
The Library has different zones for quiet and silent study. If you want to do group work and/or chat, head to The Platform (Level 3) or The Forum (Ground Floor). You can also book one of our Student Presentation Rooms online.
To get online in the Library, log onto one of the Library PCs with your student number and portal password – these computers will give you access to Internet, Google Mail, Brookes Virtual, Word etc. Printing is available via the Print Anywhere service. The IT Service Desk is located in The Forum and provides IT help. To get online with your laptop, tablet or other device, sign up for the University’s Wi-Fi service Eduroam via the IT Services Web pages.
Where to get help and advice when writing assignments, essays and your dissertation or major project
English literature study skills resources - Links to useful study skills books, plus tips from Upgrade Study Advice service on essay writing, doing group presentations, preparing for exams and more.
How to do a literature search for an essay or dissertationDownload a copy of this Literature search plan for English Literature, Drama and Creative Writing (Word) and use it to add your own notes and plan your search.
When doing research for an in-depth project such as your dissertation you are likely to come across references to publications which are not held at Brookes Library. There are a variety of options for obtaining material that we don't hold:
2015/2016 academic year onward: These are available for download by Brookes students and staff from RADAR. Check this quick video guide Finding past Oxford Brookes exam papers on RADAR
Earlier years: Printed copies are available in the Library at Headington (Short Loan area, Level 1).
Dissertations and theses