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Drama and Theatre: Books and Ebooks

Search the Library Catalogue Find books, e-books, DVDs

Where are the Drama and Theatre books?

Reading Lists

  Your reading list should be the first place you go to look for books. They can be found on your Moodle module sites. You can search the Reading Lists database here


The Library catalogues

The Library Catalogue search box can be found on the Books and e-books tab.  

The Discovery Service search box can be found on the Find Journal Articles tab.  


The Library Catalogue The Discovery Service
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You can find:

  • Books
  • E-books
  • DVDs
  • Journals
  • Databases

You can find:

  • Books
  • E-books
  • DVDs
  • Journals
  • Databases


  • Journal articles
  • Newspaper articles
  • Theses
  • Conference proceedings

The Discovery Service will return thousands of results.  So to search for books, use the Library Catalogue.

If you are searching for a particular book, type in the author's surname and a few words from the title.  Note: the search box will not recognise abbreviations or punctuation.  If you are searching for books around a particular subject, eg. urban regeneration, type these keywords into the search box.

The catalogue record for each title will give you the Class Number of the book, how long you can borrow it for, and whether it is Available (ie. on the shelf).  Use the library map to find the correct floor and zone.  The books are arranged in numerical order. Signs at the end of each bay of books let you know the class number range for that bay.


Key shelf mark numbers for Drama and Theatre Studies

Books about the same subject are assigned the same shelf mark (or class number or class mark or shelf mark or call number) number.  You'll find the number on the spine of each book. 

2nd floor of the Hub, Zone Q

808.82   Collections of drama

809.2     Drama criticism

812      American drama and plays

822    English and British plays

822.09   History of English drama

822.33   Shakespeare

832   German drama and plays

842   French drama and plays

You can search for e-books in the library catalogue

Below are a selection of Drama and Theatre e-books

E-Book Library Guide

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See our E-book LibGuide for support using e-books.

Reading Lists Online

To find your reading lists for your modules go to one of your module pages on VLE (Moodle) and look for the following box on the right-hand side. 


reading list box in moodle


Alternatively, you can go straight to the Reading Lists Online 

From here you can search for a module name, a module code, a keyword, or an academic.