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IRIE! Dance Theatre - UR Library Guide

This Library Guide provides information on Library and IT resources for IRIE!

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COVID-19 Information

Please look at our COVID-19 Guide to Using the Library if you intend to visit the Library.

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. 

To access Roehampton’s online databases you will be required to authenticate access with your Roehampton username and password. If you need help logging in please see here.

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.

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.

If you need help logging in

If you find you cannot log into a resource please follow the advice below before seeking help.

If you reach the following login screen, please enter your Roehampton username in the format 'bloggsj' (your username without the

If you reach the following login screen, please enter your Roehampton username in the format '' (your full university username)

Azure login page asking for email and password

If you find either of the two following messages, please contact your institution:

A final thing to try before seeking help would be to try and clear your browser cache. If none of the above is working, then please contact your institution for support.