Meet your Librarian – Robin Hobbs
Robin is the Subject Librarian responsible for the Faculty of Arts & Media. He studied English and American Literature at UEA, Women’s Studies at the University of York, and Information and Library Studies at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
How Can I Help You?
You can book one to one tutorials with me to help you with your research or referencing, please contact me via email or you can drop into the library office (DS103) to have a chat!
I work Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
As a team, we also provide research and referencing drop in sessions to assist you in the run up to written work hand-ins, keep an eye on Instagram (@norwichuni_library) for times and dates.
Try these virtual shelves which link you to ready-made collections of e-books on specific subjects.
Useful E-Book Collections for BA Acting:
Books for Acting
With the exception of short loan books, main collection books can be borrowed for three weeks.
Some of the Acting books in the Library’s main collection are held Dewey Decimal number 792 but other sections such as film and animation will also be helpful.
Find out how to search for books on Discovery, the Library catalogue, here
Useful Sources of Information
The below lists include sources you may find useful when studying for your units. ‘Required’ resources are essential to the unit and we strongly advise you use them. ‘Recommended’ and ‘Further’ sources are all available via the Library and are suggested to help you with your research for this unit. Don’t forget, you can find a lot more than is listed here by searching the Library online.
As well as printed materials, the Library also has a wide selection of online resources to help you with your research.
Useful Online Resources for BA Acting:
Stream new, cult and classic films – instant access to exceptional movies hand-picked for you by people with a passion for cinema.
To create a new account follow the link and sign up using your university email address.
Step by step guidance to create an account can be found here.
Box of Broadcasts
BoB is an up to date television streaming service available to all students and staff. BoB allows you to view recently aired programmes from over 65 channels and there is a searchable archive of 2 million broadcasts. You can also record programmes aired in the last 30 days which will be stored on the service permanently, meaning you can watch them again and again. Best of all, you do not need a TV license to use this service.
This service is not available outside of the UK. You will need to register with BoB when you first try and access it.
Video resources to support accessing and using BoB are available on the VLE.
Drama Online is a fast-growing study resource which now features over 3,350 playtexts from over 1,200 playwrights, over 400 audio plays, 365 hours of video, and 450 scholarly books from leading theatre publishers and companies, offering a complete multimedia experience of theatre.
Screen Studies is a database of award-winning screenplays, critical and contextual books on film from the late nineteenth century to the present, and an interactive timeline of cinema history.
Search our huge database of titles covering a wide variety of topics. All titles are available so you can start reading straight away. A great source for research and learning more about historical and cultural contexts. You can read e-books online, or you can download them to Adobe Digital Editions (PC/Mac) or Bluefire (iOS/Android).
Journals and magazines cannot be taken out on loan, but you are welcome to browse the latest issues and back copies held on the first floor of the Library.
Journals and magazines are a valuable source of visual and written material to help you in your research. It’s a good idea to get to know the titles related to your course because:
- They are up to date.
- Often the material in them covers contemporary activity and news.
- Young animators and designers will be covered in journals long before they are covered by books.
Below you will find a small selection of magazines and journals related to your course.
To see all of your course publications, use the link at the bottom of this list.
Selected BA Acting publications:
Film news, latest film reviews and reports from film festivals and film awards around the world
The Stage Media Company Limited provides news and services for the UK theatre, entertainment and performing arts industry. The Stage is an essential resource for actors and performers, backstage workers, creative teams and those in training and education.
Theatre Dance and Performance Training
Theatre, Dance and Performance Training ( TDPT) is a rigorously peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for practitioners, academics, creative artists and pedagogues to articulate research into performance training in all its diversity.
TDR is scholarly, accessible, and dynamic with a global appeal. Each article is tightly focused, but the effect of the whole is of a broad range of topics. TDR is at the cutting edge of performance studies. TDR supports progressive political and social movements and ideas. TDR is inclusive and interdisciplinary. Written by and for scholars and artists—and their students—TDR is where leaders and future leaders of performance studies go for performance texts, performative writing, editorials, reviews, and articles about the performing arts, performance in everyday life, politics, popular entertainment, business, and sports.
British Cinematographer is Europe's No.1 magazine covering the art and craft of international cinematography.
For the BA3a unit you are required to produce a Research Report.
The Research Report gives you the chance to explore an area of interest to you and your practice. It should build on the ideas you laid out in the Research Report Proposal you handed in as part of the BA2b unit.
The guidelines for all courses are available on the intranet: Research Report Guidelines
You can see examples of high quality research reports from previous years’ Norwich Uni students via the link below: