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Databases can help you to trace journal articles and other publications on topics, authors and literary works. Follow the links below to connect to useful databases and log in when prompted with your Brookes username and password.
LibrarySearch - a good place to startLibrarySearch is
our new search platform which allows you to find a mixture of books,
articles and other resources in one place. Check this quick guide Using LibrarySearch to find journal articles on a topic NB LibrarySearch doesn’t cover all of our e-resources. We recommend using a database for more in-depth research.
Box of Broadcasts (BoB)
gives you access to thousands of recorded
radio and TV programmes
including films from an online archive. 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:
NewBBC Shakespeare Archive Resource
is a collection of programmes and photographs from the BBC's Shakespeare archive.
Digital image databases:
Books from 1450-1900
Periodicals from the 19th Century
Current news sources:
Historical news sources:
English students and those doing the MA in Creative Writing may also be interested in looking at our list of
Databases for Publishing