Books can provide:
...and much more comprehensive coverage of a topic than a webpage targeted at the layperson.
Many books in the Library's collection are written or edited by people with expertise in the relevant field.
The Library Catalogue is the best place to begin your search for relevant books.
The Library continually purchases books to support all disciplines and research areas. Many of these are available online.
Catalogue search tips:
Other sources for books:
Journals enable you to keep up to date with the latest - research, trends, events,
conferences, projects, theories...and to gain an historical
perspective by accessing material published in previous decades.
Journal articles usually focus on a very specific aspect of a topic,
and may be the only source of information on that aspect.
UniSA Library subscribes to thousands of journals on behalf of UniSA
students and researchers. Most are available as fulltext online from
your desktop, laptop or mobile device.
The Library Catalogue lets you search inside many journals, but does not cover all relevant publications. It also covers every discipline. If you're looking for something specific to a discipline, it can be faster to go straight to an appropriate database. See the databases box for a list of the most popular relevant databases for performing arts.
Catalogue search tips:
These are just a few of the journals with articles relevant to the performing arts and its many varied subjects, there are many more!
Access the full text online by clicking on the following links:
To find audiovisual material within the library catalogue type in your search terms or keywords and then refine your search by 'format' - 'media' using the 'Refine search' options on the left side of the screen.
You can also limit it to a location, author, subject or collection. This will find both audio and video items in the collection.
If you wish to search for music scores/sheet music in the library catalogue, simply type the title of the piece of music you are looking for into the search box and click search. Then refine your search using the format refinement of 'score' on the left side of the page.
e.g. "Bran Nue Dae"
If you want to search generally for music where you do not know the title or if you would like to browse, type in 'music' into the search box and again refine to 'score' giving you over 63000 choices.
The following sites provide free downloads, but take care as some items may still be in copyright.
Purchasing Sheet Music: Most of the following are commercial sites:
If you wish to search for screenplays in the library catalogue simply type the title, followed by the word screenplay into the search box.
eg. Proof Screenplay
If you want to search generally for plays where you do not know the title or would like to browse, type 'screenplay' into the search box and refine by book format down the left side of the page.
The following sites offer screenplays for download.
At University there is the expectation that you will use scholarly material to support your arguments.
See the Evaluate page for information about evaluating.
BrowZine™ allows you to easily access and browse journals available online via UniSA. Access via Catalogue > Journals
LibKey Nomad™ is a Google Chrome Extension that makes it easy to access journal articles anywhere on the internet.
|For instructions on how to install BrowZine and LibKey, visit Library News|
My Bookshelf is the place where you can organise your favorite journals and stay up to date in your field! You may rename and organise your "shelves" and "bookcases" however you'd like! This configuration will automatically sync to your other devices when you use the same login.
See the video below to learn how to add a journal to My bookshelf (11 mins)
The BrowZine Account is the system used to provide personalization features throughout the BrowZine ecosystem. Having a BrowZine Account is required for using My Bookshelf on all devices as it is used to tie together your different devices so you only need to configure My Bookshelf on one device and the configuration will sync seamlessly between them.
In most cases, you can use any email you would like! For libraries using the BrowZine Pairing Service, you may be restricted to using only your university/company email address. BrowZine will alert you to this fact if you try to use another email at one of these accounts automatically.
No, you do not have to have an account to use BrowZine. You can still browse the shelves, look up titles, read tables of contents, and download articles. However, in order to use the personalization feature of My Bookshelf and My Articles, a BrowZine account is required so that we can synchronize and back-up your data across all devices and ensure that we keep your device accurately updated.