• Articles and eResources

    Finding articles and other online resources

    Search these eResources (databases) to locate journal articles. 

    • Most will provide an abstract for the article to sum up what it is about - use this to see if you want to read the full text. 
    • You will get the full text online for most results. If full text is not available, please click on Is it @ SSU where you see it as this will check the library catalogue for access via a different source.

    Some resources in the list will provide access to other content such as standards, ebooks, market research and multimedia resources.  For TV recordings back to 2008, scroll down to BoB National.


    Screen Studies Collection

    Search for journal articles, reviews, filmographies and more.  Many articles will be available as full text.

    Includes FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals, the AFI Catalog and Film Index International - you can search these as separate resources by following the links.

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    Performing Arts Database

    Performing arts database covering dance, drama, stagecraft, comedy, film, and television; access 60 full text journals (+ abstracts for others).

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    Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

    Archival research resource containing essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries.

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    JSTOR is an online archive of core research journals mainly covering areas in the humanities and social sciences. The library subscribes to the full text of over 225 journals included in the Arts & Sciences III collection and the Language and Literature collection, covering language, literature, music, film, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture.  A number of other articles may also be available for free or via open access.  Please be aware that, although coverage is generally from volume 1, the most recent issues (1-5 years) are not usually available.  

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    European Newsstream

    Full text newspapers, mainly from the UK and Europe, including UK broadsheets and tabloids.

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    Drama Online

    Drama Online provides access to wealth of performances, text and supporting materials for drama.  There are high definition videos of live stage performances at London's renowned Globe Theatre (Globe on Screen).   There is content from LA Theatre Works providing more than 350 key dramatic works in streaming audio, performed by leading actors from around the world.  You can access Shakespeare and early modern drama videos covering key plays and acting techniques, including Maxine Peake’s Hamlet, the Stage on Screen series and a Shakespeare acting masterclass.  Drama Online also includes full text access to works by new writers and the most iconic names in playwriting history.  It provides contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides.  It offers unique Play Tools with Character Grids, Words and Speech graphs and Part Books for a new way to engage with plays for close study or for performance. 

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    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.

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    BoB National

    BoB National is a radio and TV programme recording system operated by the BUFVC. The service gives access to all the major channels with a searchable archive of over 800,000 programmes, some back to 2008. You can record up to 10 items a day with selections possible up to a month after broadcast.

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    SMPTE Digital Library

    Full text access to 23,000+ documents including all SMPTE Journal articles back to 1916; conference papers dating back to 1969; and more than 800 standards documents covering all aspects of motion image technology including the iconic colour bar test patterns, time code, timed text, and digital cinema.

    SEARCH TIP: Enter your search keywords in the Enter Search Term box and click on the Search button. You will then be able to access results found within the SMPTE journals, conferences and standards.

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    There are other databases available which might be of interest to you.  Have a look at the listings for film and television to see other options.