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Film, theatre and television: E-resources

A guide to finding information in film, theatre and television. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

Key resources for Film, Theatre, Television

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Guides to e-resources

Accessing e-resources off campus

When you are off-campus you will need to login via the Online Resources Single Sign On page to identify yourself as a member of the University of Reading to gain access to our protected databases, e-books and e-journals. This login page will only appear when you try to access a resource, it is not a portal you login to prior to selecting a resource.

If you require further information see our guide:

Videos: doing your literature search

These two videos show you how to prepare for and perform a literature search. The first video introduces literature searches and outlines their benefits and features. The second video includes information about the sources and techniques you can use to find the most relevant information. This information is also available as a written guide to Doing your literature search. We also have a guide to Effective database searching.

What is a literature search and why do one?

Sources and techniques for finding most relevant information

Create your search

Search Summon discovery service

Search Summon to find online journal articles and book chapters.

Drama Online

The Drama Online collection features full-text plays and supporting critical and contextual material relating to works from the classical era to the present day. The collection features the theatre lists of Methuen Drama, the Arden Shakespeare, Nick Hern Books and Faber and Faber. Featured writers include: Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles, Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Bertolt Brecht, Oscar Wilde, and modern classics from Tom Stoppard, Caryl Churchill, Alan Ayckbourn, Mark Ravenhill, Brian Friel, John Osborne, Christopher Hampton, Alan Bennett, Willy Russell and David Hare.

All titles are listed on the Library catalogue.

Drama online also have their own YouTube channel where you can find out more about making the best use of this resource. Watch this overview video to see what Drama Online has on offer.