Drama, Performance & Musical Theatre

This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects and dissertations in Drama, Theatre Performance & Musical Theatre

This section lists resources for specific purposes.

Search and read a wide range of national and regional newspapers from 1741-1950.

Watch this short video to get a quick overview (we have parts 1 - 5).

Use with care as this tabloid is known for its strong views but it can help with some assignments and certain dissertation topics. Search for stories or use the browse feature to flick through the paper on particular days, including special editions published in connection with Queen Victoria, George V, Elizabeth II's coronation and Winston Churchill. Use Nexis if you want to go beyond 2016.

Access stories and photos from The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003). Use Nexis if you want to search up to the current day.

Additional access instructions:

For off campus access use this link

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

The world's first illustrated weekly newspaper containing useful background for Victorian topics in particular.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Founded in 1903, the Mirror plays a pivotal role in the history of journalism. Peaking in 1967, with a daily circulation of 5.25 million, the newspaper has had a history full of highs and lows. Today, it is the only mainstream left-wing tabloid remaining in the UK. Gale's Mirror Historical Archive, 1903-2000 features more than 800,000 pages of brand-new, full text searchable, scans of the complete run of the Mirror from 1903-2000, including the Sunday Mirror.

Access to the current New York Times and its archive

Search for articles from 1851 - to the present.

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Additional access instructions:

Only available by creating an account to use current service and the archive. To create an account go to nytimes.com/passes and create an account using your UoP email address

The Archive is accessed through the main page. To use the search facility click here

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Access 3.5 million articles and more than 800,000 digitized pages of thoughtful analysis and commentary on the week's news and society at large. Murder, theatre, sports, and politics are covered in colourful detail.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

The Telegraph Historical Archive has over 1 million pages of content and includes the Sunday edition from its inception in 1961. The archive offers a fundamental insight into domestic and international affairs and culture over a time span of almost 150 years.

Search over 200 years of articles. Articles are full facsimiles of what was published on the day and you can view the article in its original page location if you want.

Watch this video showing you how to make the most of the features available.


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