DT5210 Research Methodologies Library Session 1

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DT5210 Research Methodologies Library Session 1

  1. 1. Drama and Theatre Research Methodologies http://libguides.rhul.ac.uk/drama 15 October 2013 Adrian Machiraju Department
  2. 2. Today’s session outline: 1. Library homepage 2. Library catalogue 3. Subject databases 4. RHUL Libraries and Archives collections 5. Other libraries 6. Help with library enquiries 7. Founder’s Library Tour (optional) Department
  3. 3. Next week’s session outline •Finding useful electronic resources •Searching databases •Electronic resources for Drama and Theatre •Citing references … anything else? Department
  4. 4. 1. The Library Home Page Good starting place for all Library resources Library catalogue E-journals E-resources Your subject guide www.rhul.ac.uk/library Department
  5. 5. 2. The Library Catalogue Department •Find printed and electronic books •Find printed and electronic journals •Find DVDs and videos •Renew loans •Reserve items •Other useful search functions include: Advanced Search and Filter librarysearch.rhul.ac.uk
  6. 6. 4. RHUL Collections RHUL Libraries • Founder’s Library (holds most Drama & Theatre books and journals) • Bedford Library RHUL Archives Department
  7. 7. 4.3 Special collections •Coton Collection •Gay Sweatshop Collection •Half Moon Collection •Red Shift Theatre Collection •Theatre Cuttings Collection Department
  8. 8. 5. Accessing other libraries Department •Senate House Library •M25 Group of libraries •British Library •British Library - Newspaper Library •Westminster Central Reference Library - Performing Arts Collection •Theatre Museum Library and Archive •Laban Library and Archive •National Theatre Archive
  9. 9. 5.1 Senate House Library Department • National research level collection for Humanities and Social Sciences • Comprehensive back-runs of Arts and Humanities journals • Online resources (e.g.: International Index of Performing Arts) • Online registration available – RHUL Library homepage • Drop-box for returns on RHUL campus
  10. 10. 5.2 M25 Group of libraries •University libraries in the London area •SCONUL Access introduction usually required •Use Search25 to find out about them Department
  11. 11. 5.3 British Library •British Library (Euston Road ) •British Library – Newspaper Library (Colindale) Department
  12. 12. 5.5 Westminster Central Reference Library Performing Arts Collection •About 8000 books related to performing arts •Reviews and production details of many West End stage shows since 1890 Department
  13. 13. 5.6 Theatre Collection – Victoria and Albert Museum •Theatre Collection reading room: Blythe House in Kensington Olympia •Video recordings collections: •National Video Archive of Performance •Interviews and Commercially Recorded Videos Department
  14. 14. 5.7 Laban Library and Archive •Laban Library is a major resource for dance research. •There are over 13 000 books, 2 800 videos and 650 music CD's. •All aspects of dance are covered from ballet and contemporary to choreography, dance teaching and notation. •The Library houses material relating to the life and works of Rudolf Laban. Department
  15. 15. 5.8 National Theatre Archive •Administrative & technical records of the National Theatre •Collection covers the period from 1963 to the present day •Material includes programmes, posters, photographs, videos, press cuttings, prompt scripts, production drawings, costume, lighting, and sound information Department
  16. 16. Access to resources Tip: Be realistic - consider the ease of access to resources (books, journals, films, databases etc) when choosing a research topic Department
  17. 17. 5. Help with library enquiries Kim Coles Email: k.coles@rhul.ac.uk Tel: 01784 414017 General: library@rhul.ac.uk Department
  18. 18. Library & information skills courses IS224 - Advanced Research Skills for Projects and Dissertations IS228 - Easy Referencing with RefWorks IS229 - Managing References with EndNote Sign up from “Help & support” on the Library homepage Department

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