Introduction to support in the Library and how to find books and eBooks.
Information about recommended academic journals and databases.
Image and film & video resources.
Textual and audio-visual resources for professional practice.
News & Reviews
Trend forecasting publications and databases, and resources for keeping up with beauty and industry news.
Your Subject Librarian can help with:
Conducting research and finding high-quality sources
Using information resources and search tools effectively
Referencing, from in-text citations to your bibliography
Hairdressing for African and Curly Hair Types
Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre & Film
Re-reading the Monstrous Feminine
Don't Touch My Hair
Rick Baker : metamorphosis
Hair: an Illustrated History
The Library has access to thousands of books, both in print and online.
To find a book in the Library, first search the Library Catalogue. This will give you an idea about the range of books on a topic, as well as information about where you can find a book on the shelf.
Click here to browse the newest print books in the Make-up collection.
Some books are only available as eBooks, so always search the Library Search Plus in addition to checking the shelves. eBooks are great because they let you search through the whole book for keywords, copy key quotes, and highlight or add notes against interesting passages as you read.
eBooks are also available through databases, which you can search separately:
All book spines are labelled with a decimal number corresponding to a particular subject. The numbers increase gradually when moving from book to book from left to right along each shelf.
The number is followed by 3 letters, usually corresponding to the first three letters within the author's surname (e.g. 792.027 BAK for Patsy Baker).
Research & Study Skills
611 & 612
Human Anatomy & Physiology
Beauty, Cosmetics & Hair
Film & Cinema
Circuses & Clowning
Theatre & Performance
Theatrical Make-up & Special Effects
Look for the symbols below to find books in the Library on Performance and Fashion.