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Here you will find all sorts of resources to help you with your studies, such as:

Subject Guides

Your subject guide is your go-to place for everything you need to know about the library services and resources specific for your course. Click on your learning provider below to find out more.

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Online Resources

Drama Online

Excellent online resource for plays, critical analysis and performance. Lots of full-text plays and playwright information.
Drama Online user guide

Box of Broadcasts

BoB is an on demand TV and radio service for education. Record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search the extensive archive.
BoB user guide

Digital Theatre +

Provides a growing number of recent British theatre productions with study guides, interviews with leading playwrights, directors, producers, actors, and technical theatre staff.
Digital Theatre + user guide Primal Pictures

Interactive online learning modules on anatomy and physiology, systems of the body and cell biology.
Includes interactive 3D models and animations, as well as case studies, clinical content and quizzes.
Primal Pictures user guide

Britannica Academic Encyclopedia

Academic edition of this well known and highly respected reference book. Search for articles, biographies, primary sources and statistics.
Britannica Academic Encyclopedia user guide

Love To Read?

If you'd like to read more, but are in need of a little incentive to get you started - join our reading challenge!  Both staff and students are welcome to get involved. There will be prizes along the way, and a grand prize for completing the challenge - sound good? Find out more over on our reading challenge page.

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