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Support for Media & Culture

Liaison Librarians (both based at Ayr Campus):

Raewyn Riach (Mon-Tues)

Email: raewyn.riach@uws.ac.uk or MCSLibrarians@uws.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1292 886 262

 

Jacqueline Boston (Wed-Fri)

Email: jacqueline.boston@uws.ac.uk or MCSLibrarians@uws.ac.uk

Tel: 01292 886 265

 

Contact us if you would like advice on:

  • finding information for your assignments
  • choosing keywords and setting limits
  • choosing resources to search
  • assessing credibility of sources
  • compiling a search strategy for a literature review
  • reference management

Resources

 

British Library Sounds: unique sound recordings from all over the world, cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds [link broken?]

BFI Inview (British Film Institute): contains a selection of 2,000 non-fiction film and television titles and related documents from the British Film Institute

Cambridge Core: useful resources for Commercial Music and Performance Studies

ClickView: access to TV programs, films and other recordings from free to air TV

Drama Online: full-text of classic and contemporary playtexts plus live performances, audio plays, theory and practice

Independent Radio: archived programmes from 1973-1996

Ingenta Connect: full access to journals in all Media and Culture subjects including Art, Film, Commercial Music and Musical Theatre

 

Mintel Market Research Reports: market research reports covering a range of topics including music and media

Newsbank: full-text of around 9,000 local, national and international newspapers and magazines from 1996 onwards

PYMCA (Photographic Youth Music & Culture Archive): images and descriptions of culture and everyday life since the mid 1800s. (Images available for non-commercial use only)

SAGE Journals Online: full-text journal articles in the arts and social sciences

SCRAN: searchable archive of Scotland's history and culture

Screen Online: video clips, sound extracts, time lines and essays covering the history of British film and television (from the British Film Institute) 

SocINDEX: contains resources for visual arts topics as well as broad range of arts generally

Statista - a wide variety of statistics, industry data and analysis from the UK, Europe and around the world. Enhance your presentations with the downloadable tables, charts and infographics

Taylor & Francis Journals: full-text access to a wide number of journals and e-books in the arts and social sciences

TRILT (Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching): listings and archive of broadcast programme information

UK Data Service - UK survey data including census data between 1971-2011

Web of Science: journal article and e-book citation indexing service that also provides full text links to other databases

Wiley Online Library: full-text articles covering social science and the arts (including broadcast production) Film clips, sound recordings & images

Zetoc: Tables of contents for research journals (not full-text)

 

Last updated: 19/07/2017