Media

Journals & Databases

These 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 & Database Collections

  • Animation is an international, peer-reviewed journal brings together research in film 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. However, if you need a bit of help, take a look at the video tutorials.
  • Communication and Mass Media 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Wiley Online Library is a collection of full text journals that can be used to find journal articles for media.

 

Newspapers

Database trial

We have a trial subscription of International Newstream. This has recent and archive coverage from over 660 newspapers from outside the USA and Canada, including Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Guardian and The Times. The trial will run until 31st January 2020.

Newspapers can be a useful way of keeping up to date with current affairs or recent events. Daily newspapers can be found in Catalyst, in the area underneath the main staircase. The last 30 days’ worth are kept on the second floor in the Journals collection.  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.
  • Infotrac Newsstand 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.
  • LexisNexis 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.
  • Times Digital Archive contains every issue of The Times from 1785 to 1985. You can search by keyword or for a particular issue and each story appears as it looks in the original copy of the newspaper.

Useful Websites

  • The Advertising Association promotes the role, rights and responsibilities of advertising and its impact on individuals, society and the economy.
  • Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.
  • Animation UK campaigns for fairer trading conditions for UK animation producers.
  • The British Film Commission (BFC) is the national agency with a remit to maximise and support the production of international feature film and television in the UK.
  • The BFI brings together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals.
  • Campaign is the world’s leading business media brand serving the marketing, advertising and media communities.
  • Office of Communications Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the communication industries in the UK.
  • Skwigly is the longest running UK based animation magazine and community.

Referencing

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

Click on the link to access the latest version of University’s Harvard referencing guide.

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 Uni Skills referencing page.

Box of Broadcasts

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.

BoB is simple to use and there are video guides to help you find your feet. Use the link below to log-in using your Edge Hill University username and password.

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Media Equipment

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.

Additional Software

Additional Software

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: