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Please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian Joanna Cooksey for advice on Library resources and services to support your students, teaching and research. Joanna is happy to see students, staff and researchers 1-to-1 and can offer training for groups on finding resources for assignments and referencing in the MHRA style.
Aspire is the online reading list system used at Brookes. Academics can create Aspire lists for their modules which students can access via the 'Reading lists' link on the Library Web site and through Moodle. Aspire lists can contain links to books on the Library catalogue and web-based resources such as articles, web pages and even programmes on the BoB (Box of Broadcasts) database. If you would like to start using Aspire, contact your Academic Liaison Librarian Joanna Cooksey who can set up your account. Here are some useful links and guides that can help you with using Aspire:
For a list of relevant search services, see Journals and Databases for English and Drama
DiscoverDiscover is a search service that covers our Library Catalogue and many – though not all – of our electronic resources. A search on Discover will bring up books, journal articles and a variety of other sources. To expand your search to cover sources not included in our Brookes subscriptions, run a search on Discover and then tick the box next to 'Expand My Results' on the left of the results screen.
JSTORJSTOR provides an archive of full-text articles from a range of academic journals with good coverage of literary journals. It also offers these features to help you expand your search:
Web of ScienceWeb of Science - in spite of its name, this database covers all subject areas and includes the Arts and Humanities Citation Index. It's particularly useful for tracking citations to key articles. On Web of Science you can view an article and see a list of the author’s 'Cited References' - those sources that influenced the author. You can also see the article's influence on subsequent publications via the 'Times Cited' option. Find out more.