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Performing Arts

This is UCLan's Performing Arts library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Faculty Librarian: Julie Hitchen

Books

Search for books and ebooks on the Library Catalogue. It will tell you what we have in stock and where to find it.

Sometimes there may only be a chapter on a specific topic rather than a whole book. To find those, you will need to use one of our ebook databases which allow you to search through the whole text of a book. We have several ebook collections but a good place to start would be ebrary.

Journals and Articles

Finding the full-text of journal articles

The Library Catalogue will tell you which print journals we have in stock whilst the E-journals A-Z provides details of our e-journals. However, neither of them will tell you which articles are in each journal: for that, you’ll need to use one of our databases.

Library Search and ProQuest Central are good places to start as they search across lots of different journals and will uncover articles in places you may not think to look.

If you cannot find the journal you need on the Journal Finder, do look on the Library Search as we do take a small number of print only journals, particularly the older issues.

eResources and Databases

Recommended Resources for Performing Arts

Further databases which may include Performing Arts subjects:

  • a-n The Artists Information Company
    A contemporary visual arts information site including the full text of a-n Magazine. Also includes practical information for artists and designers: artist's contract toolkit, codes of practice for visual arts, good exhibition practice, a what's on guide and more.
  • Art Full Text
    Art Full Text and Art Abstracts provides the full text of 133 journals, plus references to articles in some 300 more.
  • ARTbibliographies Modern
    Indexes journals and other publications, and provides abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogues, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. It covers all aspects of modern (from c.1880) and contemporary art, including performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artists' books, crafts, jewellery, illustration, and more, as well as painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing. 1974 to date.

Additional Resources

Further databases which may include Performing Arts subjects:

  • a-n The Artists Information Company
    A contemporary visual arts information site including the full text of a-n Magazine. Also includes practical information for artists and designers: artist's contract toolkit, codes of practice for visual arts, good exhibition practice, a what's on guide and more.
  • Art Full Text
    Art Full Text and Art Abstracts provides the full text of 133 journals, plus references to articles in some 300 more.
  • ARTbibliographies Modern
    Indexes journals and other publications, and provides abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogues, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. It covers all aspects of modern (from c.1880) and contemporary art, including performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artists' books, crafts, jewellery, illustration, and more, as well as painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing. 1974 to date.

Television, Film and Images

Resources for Education

If you are researching the educational applications of Dance, Acting or other Performing arts, these databases will help to focus your search.

Julie Hitchen

Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

jhitchen@uclan.ac.uk
01772 892267