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Film & Television Industries - 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 resources. This page lists key sources for Film & Television Industries:

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Databases are the most efficient way of locating journal articles on a particular topic.  They search hundreds of journals at once:


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


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.


Film index international not in Discovery 

Helps you to find information such as the director, full cast and crew lists and production information, as well as references to journal articles and reviews for over 125,000 international films.


An academic journal archive containing thousands of articles on a wide range of subjects.

Tutors may recommend specific journals, for instance, to help you keep up-to-date with industry news and trends.  Here are just a few suggestions which you can browse online or in the library.


film and television issues, world and classic cinema.


Includes news and reviews, box office information and industry reports.  Best browsed in the library, but can be searched online.


A popular industry journal which includes film reviews, features and commentary, film and television issues, world and classic cinema.


Read interviews and profiles, reviews and ratings, financing, legislation, box office reports and news on all aspects of the entertainment industry.


Nexis not in Discovery 

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


UKPressonline not in Discovery 

Full articles, including images, from the Daily Express (1900-) and the Daily Mirror (1903-).

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cinematography, video production, film-making
Film criticism
Film, radio and television
films: sociology
scriptwriting: film
scriptwriting: television
television broadcasting
Television: entertainment media
television: sociology

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