Key databases

Here are listings of useful databases (e-resources) that the Library subscribes to.

  • Communication and Mass Media Complete
    Areas covered include advertising, animation, broadcasting, digital media, journalism, film and television, media and communications.

  • Academic Search Complete
    Wide range of topics and subject areas.

  • JSTOR
    Wide range of topics and subject areas. The most recent articles were published 3-5 years ago.

  • Art Full Text 
    Topics covered include animation, digital media, film and television, media and communications, visual and performing arts.

  • Business Source Complete
    Areas covered included branding, broadcasting, film industry, how companies use social media, market research, business and companies.

  • Humanities International Complete
    Culture and cultural studies, including animation, digital media, film and television, media and communications.

  • Project Muse Humanities Collection
    Culture and cultural studies, including digital culture, film and television, and the media. 

  • Sage Journals Online
    Topics covered include animation, digital media, film and television, journalism, media and communications, social sciences.

  • Science Direct
    Wide range of topics and subjects, including the media and related subjects. Focus is scientific, theoretical or technical.

  • Taylor and Francis Online Journals
    Wide range of topics and subjects.

  • Web of Science
    Wide range of topics and subjects, including animation, digital media, film and television, journalism, media and communications. Focus is scientific, theoretical or technical.

  • Wiley Online Library
    Wide range of topics and subjects including animation, digital media, film and television, journalism, media and communications. Focus is theoretical or technical.
  • Key Note
    Provides industry sector overviews and consumer lifestyles.

  • Lexis Library
    Newspaper articles - UK broadsheets and tabloids. 1980s-present day.  Once you’ve accessed this database, make sure you select News on the menu bar near the top of the screen. (Full text)

  • Mintel
    Looks at consumer markets such as fashion, retailing and consumer trends

  • Passport
    International market research on industry sectors including economic and country information.

  • Statista
    Data, graphs, charts and tables from over 18,000 sources. See the how to use Statista with this help video.
  • Vogue Archive
    The entire run of the US edition of American Vogue from 1892 onwards. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included.

  • WGSN
    Fashion trendsetting and forecasting, news from catwalk shows etc. Lots of images.
  • Arts on Film Archive
    Films on art. Includes examples of documentary film-making.

  • BFI Screenonline
    This is the single most extensive publicly available resource devoted to British film and television. **Video and audio material can only be viewed in the University.

  • BoB National: Box of Broadcasts
    Over a million television programmes, including feature films which have been broadcast on UK freeview and terrestrial channels.
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