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Creative Writing

All of the resources you need for your subject. For help with literature searching and referencing please contact your Information Adviser team.

Onesearch: Search for books and journal articles

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Finding Print Books

The easiest way to search for books held in the library is to use the library catalogue. You can search by author, title or keyword. You can also use the library catalogue to place reservations on books. The literature section can be found on the top floor (Level 3) of Aldrich Library in the 800s section.


Databases are specialist tools which you can use to find resources such as journal articles. The two listed below are the databases we recommend you start with, but the full list can also be accessed here.

For help with searching for resources, use the video and user guide links below, and the Search Skills page in this guide.


Search 1000s of journals covering all humanities subjects.How to search JSTOR (video) »

Cambridge Core

Access to subscribed journals and ebooks published by Cambridge University Press.How to search Cambridge Core (video) »

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Online Poetry Resources

The Poetry Archive

The Poetry Archive is a not-for-profit organisation that produces, acquires and preserves recordings of poets reading their own work out loud

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The Children's Poetry Archive

Our Children’s Poetry Archive is dedicated to poetry written for children and presented in a website which is easy and fun to use

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National Poetry Library

Online collection curated by the NPL. Freely available

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The referencing style used in Creative Writing is MHRA. Note any English Language modules will use the Harvard Cite Them Right referencing style. Log into the Cite them Right resource below for guidance on referencing and bibliographies in both styles.

If you would like to use an online tool to help you build an online reference list we recommend using either EndNote or ZoteroBib software.

On demand freeview TV & radio

search over 2 million programmes from 75 channels

Box of Broadcasts

Watch and record freeview TV and radio. Create clips or make your own playlist using the huge archive of tv and radio shows dating back to the 1970s. Bob also includes a collection of curated playlists made by UK university lecturers on themes such as feminist film, philosophy, and law, race, and decolonisation.

Go to Box of Broadcasts (bob)