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IRIE! Dance Theatre - UR Library Guide

The University of Roehampton’s LibGuide for IRIE! Dance Theatre. This guide provides information on Library and IT resources for students and staff.

Coronavirus alert

Important - Change to University of Roehampton Library Opening Hours

The Library building reopened on Monday 13 July. Our Summer opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (Library chat and email until 7pm).

We've been busy preparing the Library so that it is a safe and reassuring place to be. A lot of thought has gone into how to adapt the way the building works, with your safety in mind. So please be patient if things take a little longer than usual or your route around the Library is rather longer than you are used to.

The Library building has now reopened.

You can find more details on our dedicated FAQ on Has the Library reopened to users?

You can find more information and support for University of Roehampton students, staff and people in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) on the dedicated University webpage.



Databases are specialist online collections of academic materials such as journal articles and research papers. Many provide access to the whole article, whilst others provide abstracts (summary) and citations (author/title/publication details) only. These are useful for academic study because they provide high-quality, authoritative and up-to-date research in your subject area. 

Roehampton provides you with access to certain online databases, which require authentication via the OpenAthens system and your Roehampton login. It is always best to use the database links provided in this guide rather than searching for databases on the Internet, so that you go straight to the University of Roehampton's login page where you can enter your Roehampton username and password to access the database.

If you experience any problems accessing the online databases or ebooks please refer to the 'Access instructions for databases and ebooks' pdf below. 

Physical copies of textbooks for your module readings will be made available via your institution's library. Some titles may also be available in ebook (electronic book) format too. ProQuest Ebook Central is an ebook collection that contains books in many different disciplines. To check if a book is available in ebook format you can search ProQuest Ebook Central using the link below.

To access Roehampton’s ebooks you will be required to authenticate access. Almost all of our resources use a system called OpenAthens to enable you to login.

If you experience any problems accessing the online databases or ebooks please refer to the 'Access instructions for databases and ebooks' pdf below.

Referencing Styles

The main referencing style used at Roehampton is a local version of Harvard - see the guidance below. Please note: there is no standard style of Harvard referencing, every university/institution has their own version. In addition, please be aware that online reference generators such as Mendeley, Zotero, etc. will also contain a different version of Harvard. 

If you are unsure which referencing style to use please check with your tutors.