For those of you who would love to have been in the audience for some of the most exciting RSCs productions of recent years, you’re in luck!
Digital Theatre+ has added 13 RSC performances to the list of productions it offers, including Simon Russell Beale in The Tempest, Paapa Essiedu in Hamlet, Michelle Terry in Love’s Labour’s Lost and Antony Sher in King Lear.
Just log onto Digital Theatre+, and look for the production you want to watch.
A search for RSC Production will provide a full list.
If you are searching for full text newspaper articles on almost any topic, LexisLibrary is a great place to start.
You can find LexisLibrary via Library Search.
LexisLibrary is primarily a source for legal information, so you will need to restrict your search to newspapers. Do this by selecting News from the options across the top of the home page.
Unless you are searching for business information, don’t change the default options for Industry, Subject and Country/Region.
Do you want to know whether you can “borrow” from someone else’s work for your own performance or artwork? Do you want guidance on how to seek permission to use someone else’s work, or to protect your own?
A great place to start when looking for anything on copyright for the creative industries is COPYRIGHTUSER.ORG.
This online resource provides easy to read, accessible information on copyright law for people engaged in the creative industries. It has sections for musicians, film-makers, performers, writers, visual artists and developers. There is a helpful FAQs section, and the guidance includes videos, as well as links to further resources. All well worth exploring.
Want to view a critically acclaimed production of The Crucible, see David Tenant play Hamlet, or view any one of over 160 classic and contemporary theatre productions? Take a look at Digital Theatre +
Digital Theatre + is an educational service, providing high quality video of performances, alongside lots of materials to support the study of theatre, including interviews with directors and writers as well as resources on theatre genres and styles.
You can connect to Digital Theatre + via Library Search, both on or off campus.
Did you know that you have access to an enormous number of films via Box of Broadcasts?
Box of Broadcasts (often referred to as BoB), contains recordings of TV and radio programmes, including recordings of lots of films.
Whether you want to explore the work of a particular director, watch a film from your favourite genre, analyse a classic film, or just take a break from your studies, you can check whether a film is available to you via BoB.
Connecting to Box of Broadcasts –
Go via Library Search, which gives access to all the Library’s resources.
Fake news has become a hot news topic! We all want our news to be accurate, truthful, and honest, so how do you sort out truth from lies, or identify exaggerated stories, or facts reported out of context?
The simplest strategy is to make sure you get your news from a variety of sources – don’t get stuck in your own media “bubble”. Be critical and analyse any news you share on social media. We all have a responsibility not to spread lies.
There are no hard and fast rules, but here are some things to think about –
The Library holds over 2000 printed music items, most of which can be borrowed. They are shelved on the ground floor in Clifford Whitworth Library, or in our store. Use Library Search to look up what you want and find its location. If an item is in store, use the Request option in Library Search and we will retrieve it for you. It will usually be available for collection the following working day.
If we don’t have what you need, you can ask us to try to get it for you. We will buy it to add to our stock, or borrow it from another library, just remember it may take us a couple of weeks to get hold of it for you
Looking for news, data, or commentary on the broadcast industry? Broadcast is a weekly magazine (in print) and online resource, providing material on all aspects of the media, including news, commissioning, analysis, opinion, interviews, platforms, production and ratings.
We keep the printed copy at the University Library at Media City, but you can use the online version from anywhere. So, if you want to get details of the next “reality” TV show, or trace the rise of Netflix as a media player, register for an account and get browsing.
Library Search is a great way to start a search for information on a particular topic, but if you want to use a specialist database, we have a huge range of sources that can provide you with information. The list below is just a small selection.
DatabasesAcademic Search Premier – general full text journal article resource, good for a wide range of subject areas.
Arts & Humanities Index