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Your Subject Librarian

I'm Diarmuid Kennedy the Subject Librarian for Arts, English & Languages.

I'm here to help, so please get in touch if you need any advice on research, finding information or using the library. 

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Kanopy - Drama

QUB now has access to Kanopy (a video streaming service which includes movies, documentaries, foreign films etc. Content can be embedded in Canvas).

Browse Kanopy Music, Theater & Dance.

Cite Them Right

Cite Them Right is an online referencing guide designed to help you reference print, electronic or performance sources accurately. The website has been developed from the book Cite them right: the essential referencing guide by Richard Pears and Graham Shields.


Welcome to the Arts, English and Languages library subject pages.  If you're new to QUB take a look at Welcome to Queen's! New Student Guide to the Library at Queen's.

On this page you'll find general information, follow the links for more specialist information about your subject area.  Following the library on social media is a good way of keeping up to date

If you are just starting your degree our guides to Understanding Research Literature will demystify the world of chapters, journals, articles, bibliographies and editors.

Details about borrowing, requesting and accessing library services can be found here.  You can check the library opening times here.

Get in touch if you have any questions.

Drama Online

QUB staff and students now have access to the Drama Online Core CollectionThis gives access to 2965 play texts, 323 works of context and criticism, 129 works on theatre craft along with other resources.

Useful shelf-marks

The most common shelf-marks for Drama are:
PN1600-PN3307 = Books about Drama, Acting and the Theatre

This breaks down into more specific topics:
PN1660-PN1693 = Technique of dramatic composition
PN2000-PN3307 = Dramatic representation.The theatre.
PN2061-PN2071 = Art of acting

Plays by specific writers are found in the literature sections (usually PR or PS) - check the library catalogue for shelf-marks and details.

You will find the main section on Floor 2.  Recommended books will also be found in Short Loan on the Ground Floor of the McClay Library.

Where can I find books about my subject in the McClay Library?