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All of the resources you need for your subject.

For help with using resources and literature searching please contact your subject team


OneSearch: Quick search for books, articles and journals

New books

Finding books in the library

Books on these subjects can be found under these numbers on the shelf.

Broadcasting industry 384
Broadcasting technology 621
Communication studies   302.2
Cultural studies 306
Film 791.43
Filmmakers & directors 791.4313
Journalism    070.4
Media studies    302.23
Music    780-781.69

Photography/ Film & video making

Radio production 791.44
Sound 789.9
Television          302.2345
Television programmes 791.457
Visual culture 306.47

Key Media Resources

Databases are specialist tools which you can use to find resources such as journal articles. The selection below are the databases we recommend for all Media students, but the library has many more. For help with searching these resources contact your Aldrich Library subject support team using the link on this page.

Music Databases

Music Industry Information

Music Journals

Market Research Resources

For help and advice on using these sources of market research data, see the collection of How to research videos.


Why use newspapers?

Newspapers can give you a snapshot of events and opinions at a given time.

Historical collections of newspapers can be particularly useful for finding contemporary responses to historical events or contemporary reviews of publications.

If you're looking for current or recent news, the best place to start is European Newsstream. You can also access UK newspapers from the news section of Lexis Library, with coverage going back approximately 20 years.

Books and ebooks

The easiest way to search for books held in the library is to use the library catalogue. You can search by author, title or keyword. You can also use the library catalogue to place reservations on books. For more information about finding and using ebooks please see our Help with using ebooks page.

Other ways to find articles

Use the Online Journal Finder A-Z

  • To search for a specific journal title
  • Check the date range we hold a journal title

What if I can't access an article?

  • If the library does not have an article you need you can request it via Interlibrary loan.


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Referencing resources from Library Services

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Cite Them Write

A subscription resource that covers the basics of referencing and a wide range of referencing styles.

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Help and support for the Endnote reference manager software.