Screenwriting Subject Guide
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It is always advisable to check the catalogue rather than browsing the shelves as the Library has two subject classification schemes, relevant books can be classified at other shelfmarks, and you may be interested in reserving books that are currently on loan. Books that are on loan can be reserved using the catalogue. You will need your Library barcode number (at the bottom of your College ID card)
Some of your essential reading may have been placed in the Reading Room Collection. Click on the Catalogue tab at the top of the screen.
Birkbeck Stratford Collection
If you are a Birkbeck student studying at Stratford with a UEL card, you also have access to a dedicated collection of learning resources held in room 121 at University of East London (UEL) Stratford Campus Library, referred to as the Birkbeck Collection. To search the UEL Stratford Campus Library catalogue to find books go to UEL Library catalogue. N.B. After your search results are displayed, select the ‘Birkbeck Collection’ in the ‘Refine My Results’ section on the left. The rest of the UEL Stratford Campus Library collection can be consulted for reference purposes.
All electronic resources subscribed to by Birkbeck Library can be accessed by you via the eLibrary tab above.
The Library subscribes to over 30,000 electronic journals. For a selection of subject specific listing of journal titles:click here for a journals list. Most of the electronic journals can be accessed from outside College with your IT Services username and password.
Click on the eLibrary tab above and select Ejournals to access them. The principal ejournal collections in this subject area are: JSTOR | Project Muse | Periodicals Archive Online.
BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online a database of research papers by Birkbeck academic staff.
These are located in a separate collection called the Audio Visual Collection on Level 1, near the Reading Room Collection.
All audiovisual materials are listed on the Library catalogue. If you are looking for a feature film, search by title or director (use Author Alphabetical when searching for a director). There is also an alphabetical title list of videos/DVDs on the catalogue, if you click on Advanced at the top of the screen. Most videos are one week loan. Feature films can be found at 791.4372 arranged by title.
The Screenwriters Store CD-ROMS available at the Library Issue Desk: