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Media Studies - Finding Articles

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals – perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This page lists key sources for Media Studies:

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A key source for tracking down articles on a broad range of journalism and media topics.

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Access the full text of popular entertainment industry magazine archives, including New Musical Express, Variety, The Stage and Screen International.

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Helps you to find out what articles have been published in journals related to these subjects. Often you can link to the full text of the article too.

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Helps you find academic articles across many subject areas including film, history, politics and sociology, so worth looking at for certain topics.

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A peer-reviewed journal which is designed as a forum of analysis and debate, monitoring the media and submitting the best as well as the worst to scrutiny.

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A highly regarded, peer-reviewed journal which covers social media as well as a broad range of traditional media and cultural topics.

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An international, peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of journalism, including articles on social media such as Twitter.

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A major, international, peer-reviewed journal including articles on all aspects of journalism.

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A major, international, peer-reviewed journal which covers media, including the newer information and communication technologies, within their political, economic, cultural and historical contexts.

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A peer-reviewed journal covering media and society from the fifteenth century to the present.

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A top-ranked, international, peer-reviewed journal that that explores the relationship between theory, policy and practice in communication, media and cultural studies.

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A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included. You can find images by garment type, designer and brand names.

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Search and view pages in high resolution from one of the fashion industry’s most influential reads. You can get articles from 1910 through to the current year.

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19th Century UK Periodicals not in Discovery 

A collection covering the growth of readership, including magazines for women, children and leisure interests.

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The collection includes weekly Audience Summaries, weekly then daily Listening Barometers, Audience Reaction Reports on specific programmes and Special Reports on particular themes or issues for the period. Also included are some key policy documents produced by the LRD during these years, tracing the early development of what has come to be known as market research within the BBC.

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British Library Newspapers not in Discovery 

Over 150 national and regional newspapers including the Morning Chronicle 1801-1865, Southampton Herald 1830-1900, Hampshire/Portsmouth Telegraph 1800-1900, Portsmouth Evening News 1878-1904. Archives are available covering 1800-1950, with different date ranges for each newspaper.

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Search for stories in this popular tabloid or use the browse feature to flick through the paper on particular days, including special editions published in connection with Queen Victoria, George V, Elizabeth II's coronation and Winston Churchill - some of these were printed in gold or silver! Use Nexis UK if you want to go beyond 2004.

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Access stories and photos from The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003)

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Nexis not in Discovery 

Full text of regional and national UK and international newspapers from the 1980s onwards. Useful for reviews and public opinions.

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Onlinenewspapers.com not in Discovery 

The best way to trace newspapers across the world.

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Search across 200 years of articles. Articles are full facsimiles of what was published on the day and you can view the article in its original page location if you want.

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UKPressonline not in Discovery 

Access facsimile articles (including photos) from the Daily Express and Daily Mirror from the early 1900s onwards. Useful if you want the tabloid view of political matters.

computer graphics
culture & institutions
ethics of journalism
Film, radio and television
military, public property & finance, trade & industrial law
news media, journalism & publishing
television broadcasting

See also:

You may also find relevant resources listed under: Journalism.

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