• 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

    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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    Music Database

    Provides access to a large number of music periodicals.

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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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    Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science)    

    A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities.

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    European Newsstream

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

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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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    BoB National Subject Guide

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