Subject – Performing Arts key resources

If you want to find the best academic resources for research and to inspire your practice, this key resources section is a great place to start. You can use these resources alongside your recommended reading from your tutors to extend your research into new areas.

If you want to keep up to date with new stock arriving in the library then keep an eye on our new books blog.  The is updated monthly with details of new stock that has been purchased for all performing arts subjects.

The Library subscribes to journals chosen by the Faculty that you can access in print and online via Discover.

Essential Performing Arts journals

Dance in Video contains five hundred hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.

Access Dance in Video via Discover Publications

Government publications

British official publications are the publications of, or for, the British government and its departments. They are important primary sources of information for all subject areas. For performing arts, government publications are a way of finding reports

Visit the government publications website to find resources via keyword search.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications

Literary Reference Center Plus is a really useful database for drama and performing arts. It contains information from reference works, books and literary journals plus 35 volumes of new contemporary literature titles, 40 full-text literary study guides and 72 literary videos. Try a keyword search by author or play title to find relevant journal articles.

Access Literary Reference Center Plus via Discover Publications.

Art Full Text is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals published throughout the world on arts and media. Full-text coverage for selected periodicals is also included. Periodical coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.

Access Art Full Text via Discover Publications

EBSCO Professional Development Collection is a specialized collection of nearly 520 journals including articles linked to community arts, education, drama, music, dance, participatory and performing arts.

Including full text journals dating back to 1965, resource indexes and abstracts for more than 700 journals.

Access Professional Development Collection via Discover Publications

Spotlight on Performing Arts