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Media subject resources

These media course collections provide instant access to scholarly research, journal articles and book reviews. They may be accessed 24/7 and each collection has its own help and guidance on the home page.

Journal and database collections

  • Academic Search Premier covers a wide range of subjects including media.
  • Animation is an international, peer-reviewed journal. It brings together research in films and media studies, architecture, art and design, visual culture and creative practice.
  • Box of Broadcasts is an on demand TV and radio service for education. The academically-focused system enables you to record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search an extensive archive. Box of Broadcasts is intuitive and easy to use, so you may find you can start straight away.
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete contains full text articles from over 500 journals. There is also an integrated communication thesaurus to help with related terms.
  • Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text covers the entire spectrum of film and television theory, preservation and restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects and reviews.
  • JSTOR provides access to the highest-quality academic journals, books, and primary sources. The collections include JSTOR Arts and Sciences I, II, III and VII.
  • Oxford Academic is a collection of journals published by Oxford University Press that can be used to find journal articles for media.
  • Passport is an essential resource for students of advertising and marketing. It is a one-stop source to find statistics, market reports, company profiles and information for country, market, consumer and lifestyle profiling.
  • SAGE Research Methods is a database which supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. Resources include a methods map, case studies, datasets, books, reference works, journal articles and instructional videos from world-leading academics.
  • Taylor & Francis Online is a large collection of multidisciplinary journals covering subjects such as communication studies, media and film studies and social sciences.
  • WARC contains thousands of case studies that reveal the marketing, advertising and media campaign strategies of leading brands. For further information please watch this video tutorial.
  • Wiley Online Library is a collection of full text journals that can be used to find journal articles for media.

Newspapers can be a useful way of keeping up to date with current affairs or recent events. Newspaper archives usually contain issues which are less recent and which are useful for finding articles of a more historical interest.

  • Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004 contains news stories and images that capture 20th century culture and society. Offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Useful for historical research.
  • Gale OneFile: News contains articles from over 2300 newspapers from around the world. These include major British newspapers, as well as US and Australian titles. It also has thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.
  • Lexis+ contains over 650 regional and national UK newspapers from 1982 to the present. It is possible to limit your search to either national or regional titles, or you can search the whole of the newspaper database. Enter Lexis and click content and select Newspapers.
  • Times Digital Archive contains every issue of The Times from 1785 to 2019. You can search by keyword or for a particular issue and each story appears as it looks in the original copy of the newspaper.

Department of Media students should use Edge Hill University’s Harvard referencing style.

Access the latest version of University’s Harvard referencing guide online.

The British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) has also launched guidelines to help students with referencing a variety of media. A free version of the guide is available to download from the BUFVC website.

More information about referencing and plagiarism is available on the UniSkills referencing page.

With Box of Broadcasts all students and staff have access to 2 million broadcasts from last night all the way back to the 1990’s. You can record from over 65 free-to-air channels including BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, ITV, Channel 4, Film4 and more

Available on all devices you can watch live, request and record and create your own  playlists. It has an easy to search format that even helps with academic referencing.

Log-in using your Edge Hill University username and password.

Kanopy film and documentaries. Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform that offers over 30,000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. 

Media students have exclusive access to a wide range of professional, broadcast-quality equipment. We have a range of video cameras, DSLR cameras, lamp and LED lighting, audio and sound recording equipment and accessories.

All items are booked in advance using our online Media Loans booking system and collected from the Media Loans Store in Creative Edge.

Catalyst has several workstations that contain specialist software for Media students and that can be booked for between 1 and 3 hours. The available software includes: