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    Literature Online

    The leading online resource for studying English literature.

    Contains full-text books, poetry, drama and prose as well as articles from over 200 journals and criticism and reference resources (including author biographies, Penguin Classic introductions, Cambridge companions etc).  Some audio and video material is also available.

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    Check our Literature Online Factsheet and ProQuest's Literature Online LibGuide for excellent help and support with this resource


    The Language and Literature collection within JSTOR includes full text articles from about 75 journals.  Whilst coverage is usually back to volume 1, the last 1 - 5 years may not be available.

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    JSTOR Student Support for help using this resource

    Drama Online

    Full-text plays and monologues from ancient to modern as well as practical guides and criticism.  Search by genre, period and playwrights. Also includes some streamed video performances from the Globe Theatre in London. 

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    Performing Arts Database 

    Mainly US but covers dance, drama, stagecraft, comedy, film, and television - some articles are available in full text, others are just abstracts.

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    Help guide
         Video guide

    Digital Theatre Plus

    Provides access to feature-length theatre productions, interviews with actors, directors and creatives and exclusive behind-the-scenes content.  It includes unique full-length films of current leading productions of Shakespeare plays, modern dramas, musicals and adaptations of classic novels.  It also offers exclusive behind-the-scenes insights from theatre makers.  There are accompanying accessible study guides to develop understanding of plot, character, language, historical context and authors.

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    European Newsstream

    Searching for full text newspaper articles from the tabloids (Sun/Daily Mail etc.) and broadsheets (Times/Guardian etc.) and compare content. Restrict your search on the left-hand side to Newspapers and Publication title or WATCH THIS VIDEO for further help.

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    Gale Newsvault 

    Search across the digital archives of The Times, The Sunday Times and The Financial Times, the seventeenth and eighteenth century Burney newspaper collection and nineteenth century British newspapers.  Includes articles from 1785-2010.

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    Arts & Humanities Citation Index 

    Provides comprehensive coverage of the world's most important and influential arts and humanities research including all associated references.  No full text articles are available but these can be sourced from elsewhere.

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    Help guide


    Over 850 scanned PDF copies of original screenplays and scripts from classic TV programmes and films such as FriendsBuffyAmerican Beauty, and Gladiator.

    ONLY AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS - you will need to be logged into the portal to view the access instructions.


    Access to more than 1.5 million statistics, forecasts, dossiers, reports and infographics on 80.000 topics from more than 18,000 sources. Useful for figures on the book and publishing industries.

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    University details  

    Help video for using Statista
      (please note - do not create an individual account, just use your University details) 


    Allows you to record and view TV programmes from all the major channels.

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