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    SAGE Journals - Communication and Media Studies

    Useful for communications journal articles including Communication Research, European Journal of Communication, Discourse & Society, Journalism, and Global Media and Communication.

    To quickly find relevant full-text articles...

    1.  Before you search - choose the Advanced search option and select Only content I have full access to under Access Type
    2.  After you search - restrict your results to the Communication and Media Studies subject area using the filters

    LOGIN OFF CAMPUS: Choose United Kingdom - UK Federation, select Southampton Solent University and login using your University email address and password.

    Gale Newsvault 

    Search across the digital archives of The Times, The Sunday Times and The Financial Times, the seventeenth and eighteenth century Burney newspaper collection and nineteenth century British newspapers.  Includes articles from 1785-2010.

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    UK Newspapers via LexisLibrary

    Full text newspapers from the UK with some of the oldest backfiles available online. Content includes UK broadsheets such as The Times and Sunday Times; The Guardian and The Observer; The Independent and Independent on Sunday and Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph (but NOT The Financial Times); and UK tabloids such as The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday; The Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror; and The Sun; as well as a selection of other regional and special interest newspapers

    LOGIN OFF CAMPUS: Choose Academic Sign-in and select UK Access - find Southampton Solent University and login with your University details

    Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

    An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000. It includes the core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theatre, together with film fan magazines and music press titles. 

    LOGIN OFF CAMPUS: Use Login through your library or institutionchoose United Kingdom, select Southampton Solent University and login using your University email address and password.

    Help Guide     Video guide

    Digital Theatre Plus

    Provides access to feature-length theatre productions, interviews with actors, directors and creatives and exclusive behind-the-scenes content.  It includes unique full-length films of current leading productions of Shakespeare plays, modern dramas, musicals and adaptations of classic novels.  It also offers exclusive behind-the-scenes insights from theatre makers.  There are accompanying accessible study guides to develop understanding of plot, character, language, historical context and authors.

    LOGIN OFF CAMPUS: Click on Sign In, select Southampton Solent University from the drop down list, click Sign In With My Institution and enter your University email address and password.


    Find market research for your assignments: facts/figures/statistics on market trends, forecasts and more!  Great for research into local and national newspapers, media consumption, online vs print magazines.

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    More help on using Mintel: user guides and tutorials 


    Access to more than 1.5 million statistics, forecasts, dossiers, reports and infographics on 80.000 topics from more than 18,000 sources.  Start with a search for journalism.

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    University details  

    Help video for using Statista
      (please note - do not create an individual account, just use your University details) 


    An excellent source for British advertising rates and circulation data for newspapers and magazines and some television channels.

    LOGIN ON and OFF CAMPUS: USE THIS LINKnon-university username and password is required and you must create an account. 
    To view the login details, you must login to Solent Online Learning and enrol on the passwords page.

    More information: BRAD Glossary and BRAD flyer


    Allows you to record and view TV programmes from all the major channels and add clips to your work!

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    More information on accessing and using BoB

    TGI Sales TAB

    TGI (Target Group Index) is a database of market data gathered by consumer surveys. These surveys cover product and brand use, leisure activities, use of services, media exposure and preferences, attitudes and motivations and demographics. Excellent for working out who buys newspapers/magazines and comparing these to other factors.

    LOGIN ON and OFF CAMPUS: USE THIS LINK - non-university username and password is required. 
    To view the login details, you must login to Solent Online Learning and enrol on the passwords page.

    For more help, see the new TGI Solent Presentation or watch this video (slightly dated but explains how to use TGI very clearly and succinctly).

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