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MA Creative Enterprise: E-resources

A guide to finding information for MA Creative Enterprise students on the Art, Communication Design, Film and Theatre pathways. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

Search Summon discovery service

Search Summon to find online journal articles and book chapters.

Key databases

Other useful resources

Use the following resources to find online images, video, film and recorded live performances

Create your search

Accessing e-resources

When accessing Library e-resources, especially when you are off-campus, you will need to login to identify yourself as a member of the University of Reading to gain access to our protected databases, e-books and e-journals. You login in the same way as for Blackboard - via Microsoft.

Just enter your University username followed by (e.g. and your password.

If this is the first time you have logged in via this method when off-campus you will be asked to complete a Multi-Factor Authentication. For more information see:

Terms of Use

When you use our e-resources you are agreeing to our Terms of Use. Please take a moment to look at these by following the link below:

Videos: doing your literature search

This playlist of three videos shows you how to prepare for and perform a literature search. The first video introduces literature searches and their role. The second video covers using the search operators AND and OR to create a search statement, whilst the third one explains the role of wildcards and truncation in constructing a comprehensive search. This information is also available in written guides - see the links below. 

If you are unable to view these videos on YouTube they are also available on YuJa or Stream (University username and password required):

How to search BoB - Video

Video from Learning on Screen.