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Creative Writing and Journalism: Databases and Literature Searching

Finding Resources: Summary

Use Library Search to find articles, books, reports, DVDs, CDs and more.

Use Cite them right for Harvard referencing. Here is a link to a 'sample text and reference list using the Harvard style'.

Use your online reading list.

Drama Online for play texts, books and audio-visual resources

Drama Online is an online collection of full-text plays from Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare and Faber, as well over 100 full-text books providing critical analysis and contextual information.

BBC Archives

Online Encyclopædia


  • Databases are collections of publications such as journal articles. They are current and contain the latest research on a topic. 
  • Full-text databases provide direct access to the complete article. 
  • Library Search searches all the databases we subscribe to at Middlesex University​​.
  • You can search the databases separately if you wish, details of relevant resources for English and writing are below:

Proquest One Literature

Proquest One Literature  provides access to full text journals, historic criticism, dissertations, ebooks, primary works (poetry, drama and prose), video and audio, and reference works. It offers an international and interdisciplinary perspective on literary topics with sources from all over the world. Includes work by black playwriters and authors. 

Newspapers from Global Newsstream

Pile of newspapers


Global Newsstream allows you to search and access the full text of the main UK newspapers (Financial Times, Times, Guardian, Telegraph etc), and some European, Asian, Middle Eastern, US, Latin American and Austrialian newspapers.

Problems accessing our electronic resources

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