Reference Material & DVDs

Printed Reference Works

Printed reference materials such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias and directories are available on the shelves in the Drill Hall Library and are listed on the library catalogue.

Some useful reference works for Creative Events are:

  • Robert Atkins, ArtSpeak: a guide to contemporary ideas, movements, and buzzwords, 1945 to the present. London: Abbeville, 1997. Shelfmark: 700.9045/ATK
  • John Ingledew, The A-Z of visual ideas: how to solve any creative brief. London: Laurence King, 2011. Shelfmark: 741.6/ING
  • Goldblatt, K and nelson, K. S., (eds) International dictionary of event management. New York: Wiley, 2001. Shelfmark: 394.2068/INT
  • The White Book: the A-Z production directory for event organisers. Coventry: Inside Communications, 2010. Shelfmark: 394.2068/WHI

Electronic Reference Services

There are several electronic reference services useful for Creative Events. You can see the whole range on the Reference Services web page, this gives access to online Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, UK telephone directory services and Maps.

Useful electronic reference services include:

  • American National Biography Online
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • Oxford Reference Online - a large collection of subject dictionaries and guides


DVDs are shelved alphabetically in the Group Study Zone. There are a number of DVDs recommended for your programme.

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