Creative Arts for Walk-in Access - Recommended Resources

A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. It also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and more than 13,200 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings etc.

Includes archival full text access to magazines including Architects' Journal (1929 - 2005), Architectural Review (1896 - 2005), Art Monthly (1976 - 2005), British Journal of Photography (1860 - 2005) and Eye: International Review of Graphic Design (1990 - 2005).

Includes archival full text access to magazines including Architects' Journal  (1919 - 2005) and Architectural Review (1896 - 2005).

Use this resource to search for journal articles, e-books and images.  All visual arts subjects are included.  Links to the full text are provided, where available.

Use this resource to search for journal articles, e-books and images relating to all aspects of the visual arts including animation.  Links to the full text are provided, where available.

This database enables you to find out what articles have been published in journals between 1929 and 1984

• Artstor 

A database of more than 2 million images related to visual arts and culture. You can create, save and share groups of images and make presentations too.

Good for finding books, chapters and articles on British and Irish history, including the local history of e.g. London and Portsmouth but there are no direct links to articles found.

• Broadcast 

Broadcast is the leading title for the broadcast industry. With up-to-the minute industry news, unrivalled analysis and commentary, insider industry information and business critical data. Broadcast provides the insight to keep you at the forefront of the industry

Provides access to subscribed Cambridge University Press electronic books

Access to over 200 highly academic full-text journals covering a wide range of subjects 

A key source for tracking down articles on a broad range of journalism and media topics.

Also excellent for advertising and PR.

A variety of reference works, including dictionaries, which tutors may well prefer to Wikipedia, and it even tells you how to set out a reference to what you find. Try out the 'Mind Map' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work (use the arrow next to Basic Search to get to it).

An online reference collection, featuring full-text content from subject-specific reference titles. Do a keyword search of the whole collection or browse for a reference work by subject. Get help planning your research by visualising your topic with a concept map.

Watch high quality films of leading theatre productions. Discover how plays are brought to the stage in interviews with the creative teams. Learn about interpretive choice through detailed analysis of play texts.

• Drama Online 

This resource provides access to key drama texts, critical analysis and images from the V&A's productions stills archive.

Access the full text of popular entertainment industry magazine archives, including New Musical Express, Variety, The Stage and Screen International.

Helps you to find out what articles have been published in journals related to these subjects. Often you can link to the full text of the article too.

The Gale database of newspaper archives, covering over 400 years of content

Access stories and photos from The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003). Use Nexis if you want to search up to the current day.

The world’s first illustrated weekly newspaper containing useful background for Victorian topics in particular.

Search for articles published by Intellect. Subjects covered are film, visual arts, performing arts, media and cultural studies

Find journal articles and other sources of information relating to theatre and dance.  Many articles can be read online.

A full text database which includes classic and contemporary short stories and poems, classic novels, author biographies, criticism and reviews, synopses and journal articles.

The world’s largest database covering literature, language, linguistics and translation but also good for TESOL

A comprehensive online resource devoted  to music search of all the world's peoples.

A recorded music database of more than 1 million tracks. Genres include classical, jazz, folk, blues, nostalgia, world, folk, Chinese, rock and pop.

Database of Oxford University Press journals

This database offers records of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716

• Scopus 

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

This provides access to many full-text academic journals published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis, Informa Health and Psychology Press

Search over 200 years of articles. Articles are full facsimiles of what was published on the day and you can view the article in its original page location if you want.

Access facsimile articles (including photos) from the Daily Express and Daily Mirror from the early 1900s onwards. Useful if you want the tabloid view on topical issues.

Full articles, including images, from the Daily Express (1900-) and the Daily Mirror (1903-).

A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included. You can find images by garment type, designer and brand names.

Web of Science – part of the Web of Knowledge collection of databases – consists of a number of databases containing information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals, books, book series, reports and conferences. Three citation databases (Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-), Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts (1975-) and Humanities Citation Index (1975-)) also contain the references cited by the authors of the articles. You can use these references to do cited reference searching, allowing you to find articles that cite a previously published work. Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science includes the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions in a wide range of scientific disciplines.

 

One of the fashion industry's most influential journals, coverage is from the first issue in 1910 to material from within the last twelve months. Every page, article, advertisement and cover has been included and is fully searchable.

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