This section introduces you to a variety of resources other than books that are available through the library. Here you will find information on key journal titles and how to locate relevant articles, as well as digital resources that may be helpful in your creative practice
These are just a select few titles from our journal and magazine collection. Search the Journals A-Z to see if we hold a particular title or check out the journals display at Brampton Road Library.
Drama and acting
Singing & Musical Theatre
Online Journal Collections
Eresources are databases enable you to search for journal and magazine articles on a specific topic. While most are covered by a search in OneSearch, sometimes it might be easier to find relevant materials in these subject-specific resources.
Although content from International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance is included in OneSearch, it is sometimes easier to search within the specific collection. You can search for journal articles on a specific topic, production, practitioner or movement. You can also browse the latest issues of key journals in theatre, dance, musical theatre and stagecraft.
This is a large database encompassing all aspects of the arts including art, design, architecture, humanities, film/screen studies, music, performing arts, and more. Specifically for Performing Arts, as well as access to academic articles, reviews and interviews, this resource also contains Opera Syponoses and Music Fundamental Terms glossaries.
More advanced researchers might want to make use of the International Index to Music Periodicals and International Index to Performing Arts which provide citation information of the contents of all important journals in music and performing arts which can be requested via inter-library loan.
JSTOR contains a lot of journals on art, culture and film etc so is useful for research for contextual studies. Full text articles from JSTOR appear in OneSearch results but there are many more articles on JSTOR that are normally not available as full text. Register and Read is a new service that allows you to save up to three articles would normally be abstract only. To use this service, you need to log on to JSTOR and create a personal account by clicking MyJSTOR. Registration is free.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world with a very large number available as PDF full-text. The database covers all disciplines including a strong representation from the performing arts.
Finding a journal article from a reference
Sometimes your tutor might give you a reference or you may want to chase up an entry in a book's bibliography. If you have the details for a specific journal article, you can use the Journals A-Z to locate it quickly and easily. Search for the journal title and select the appropriate year and volume to find your article.