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Browse through the many free online resources available to our members.

Music and performing arts

Bloomsbury Popular Music

  • description: from acid house to zydeco, and from Acapulco to Zanzibar, it provides unrivalled scholarly coverage of modern popular music worldwide, covering the mid-20th century to the present day. It is an ideal resource for students and academics across disciplines including music, ethnomusicology, the performing arts, media and communication, cultural studies, anthropology and sociology

Drama Online

  • description: award-winning digital library that has been created as a response to the need for a high-quality online research tool for drama and literature students, professors, and teachers
  • more information: library members have access to the following collections: Drama Online, Nick Hern books, Aurora Metro books and Critical Studies and Performance Practice

eScores from Libby, by Overdrive

  • description: free downloadable eScores for library members
  • more information: instructions on the eScores page

Naxos Music Library

  • description: over 128,000 CDs from Naxos and other labels including classical, jazz, nostalgia, world and pop music

Oxford Music Online

  • description: combines Grove Music with the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, the Oxford Dictionary and Companion

ProQuest Music and Performing Arts Collection

  • description: covers wide-ranging disciplines such as dance, ballet, circus performance, popular music, puppetry, radio, stagecraft, theatre, classical music and opera

Screen Studies

  • description: a dynamic digital platform designed to support moving-image studies. It offers a broad range of content including books, screenplays, overview articles and learning resources from Bloomsbury, Faber & Faber, and BFI

Published: 2 February 2021

Last updated: 5 April 2022