Electronic Resources - Media, Communications and Culture

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Contact Jo-Anne Watts on 01782 734503 or email j.watts@keele.ac.uk

Searching for Journal Articles

Databases and E-Journal Collections

You can search or browse these online collections to find e-journal articles.

In some cases the full-text of an article will be available directly from your search results to view online. If the full-text isn't available from your search results, look for the @Keele logo and click this. This will search all our e-journal collections and provide a link to the whole paper if available, or direct you to where a paper copy may be found in the Library's print journal collection.

EBSCO
Academic Search Complete contains the full text of over 8500 journals covering almost every area of academic study.
You will need your Keele username and password password to access the EBSCO databases from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using EBSCO.

JSTOR
A searchable full text archive of over 130 important journals.  JSTOR is not specifically a collection of Media journals but does include some titles that will be useful.
Click here to access JSTOR from off-campus using your Keele username and password.
View the Quick Guide to Using JSTOR.

LION – Literature Online
A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, prose and drama, plus biographies, bibliographies and key criticism and reference resources, including full online access to the MLA International Bibliography.
You will need your Keele username and password to access LION from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using LION.

NEW Oxford Journals
A collection of more than 250 electronic journal titles from Oxford University Press with full-text access from 1996 to the latest issue for all titles. 

ProQuest 
Includes access to the British Humanities Index, an international abstracting and indexing tool for research in the Humanities. It indexes around 400 Humanities journals from the UK and other English-speaking countries.
You will need your Keele username and password to access ProQuest from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using ProQuest.

Sage Premier
A collection of over 600 full-text international peer-reviewed journals titles, dating back to 1999. You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access to Sage Premier.

NEW Taylor & Francis Online
A collection of over 1500 journals from Taylor & Francis Online with full-text access and backfile content from 1997 onwards for most titles.
Click here to access T&F off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).
Click here to access a range of interactive tutorials to help you find journal articles.

Web of Science
Includes the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Conference Proceedings, access to Journal Citation Reports and Book Citation Index.
You will need your Keele username and password to access Web of Science from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using Web of Science.

NEW Wiley Online Library
A collection of over 1400 journals from Wiley's Online Library with full-text access and backfile content from 1997 onwards for most titles.
Click here to access Wiley off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).
Click here to access a range of interactive tutorials and user guides to help you find journal articles.

To find a specific e-journal title, or to browse what is available, go to the e-journals search. For help using the ejournals search, take a look at this quick video tutorial.

To find out what titles are available in the Library's print collection, use the advanced keyword option on Library Search and set the material type to 'Journals'.

Selected E-journals for Media, Communications and Culture

Looking for an e-journal?

The e-journals listed below are just a few of the relevant titles which the Library provides access to. Please see our e-journals search to find out what other titles are available.

From off-campus you will need to log-in to access the full-text of articles within these journals. Look out for a link called “institutional log-in” or "Shibboleth log-in", select the UK Federation and then Keele University and log in using your Keele username and password. For further help with logging-in please see our off-campus access help page.

Journal for Cultural Research
The Journal for Cultural Research is an international journal concerned with culture theory and research in all areas, e.g. media, politics, technology, economics and society. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1997. 

Journal of Popular Culture
Essays and book reviews on all aspects of popular culture. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1990 (with a 12 month embargo). 

The Journal of Popular Film and Television
Articles on popular film and television, theory/criticism, interviews, filmographies, directors, producers, studios and networks. The full-text articles in this journal are available online from 1990 (with a 12 month embargo). 

Media, Culture and Society
Media, Culture and Society is a peer-reviewed, international forum for research and discussion on the media. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1999.

New Review of Film and Television Studies
Covers all aspects of film and television studies, especially film theory, film narratology and contemporary filmmaking practices. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 2003.

 

 

E-book Collections

Media Books

Use Library Search to search for individual titles held by the Library.

In addition, several ebook collections are available for you to use. These allow you to read books in full, online.
View the Quick Guide to Using ebooks for help starting to use these collections.

Dawsonera
An expanding collection of ebooks purchased by the Library which includes many titles relating to Media, Communications and Culture.
You will need your Keele username and password to access individual ebooks and to access the collection off-campus.

EBSCO Ebook Collection
A large collection of ebooks with texts on many aspects of Media, Communications and Culture.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.

MyiLibrary
A collection of ebooks purchased by the Library which includes many titles relating to Media, Communications and Culture. The collection is developing and new titles will continue to be added.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.

You may also like to look at Google Books. Whilst this does not provide access to the full text of many books, you can access limited previews for some titles.

Selected E-Books for Media, Communications and Culture

Looking for an ebook on Media, Communications and Culture?

The following are suggested titles in our collection. Many more are available through Library Search.

(N. B. Students should of course refer to, and follow, guidance on reading provided by tutors or module handbooks in the first instance).

 

Adorno, T.W. (2001) The culture industry: selected essays on mass culture. London: Routledge.

Allan, S. (2010) The Routledge companion to news and journalism. London: Routledge.

Branston, G. (2010) The media student's book, 5th edition. London: Routledge.

Brooker, P. (2002) A glossary of cultural theory, 2nd edition. London: Arnold.

Bryant, J. and Oliver, M.B. (2009) Media effects: advances in theory and research, 3rd edition. New York: Routledge.

Burton, G. (2005) Media and society: critical perspectives. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Cashmore, E. (2006) Celebrity/culture. London: Routledge.

Cohen, S. (2011) Folk devils and moral panics: the creation of the Mods and Rockers, 3rd edition. London: Routledge.

Doughty, R. and Shaw, D. (2009) Film: the essential study guide. London: Routledge.

Gelder, K. (2007) Subcultures: cultural histories and social practice. London: Routledge.

Hills, M. (2002) Fan cultures. London: Routledge.

Lister, M. (2009) New media: a critical introduction, 2nd edition. London: Routledge.

Longhurst, B. (2008) Introducing cultural studies, 2nd edition. Harlow: Longman.

Storey, J. (2009) Cultural theory and popular culture: an introduction, 5th edition. Harlow: Longman.

Newspapers

Newspapers

The following services provide full-text access to a large number of newspapers.

ProQuest UK Newsstand
Provides the searchable full-text of articles published in around 30 UK newspapers including The Times, Telegraph, Guardian and The Independent.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.
View the Quick Guide to Using ProQuest UK Newsstand.

Nexis UK
A news and business service which includes around 12,000 publications, including worldwide, national and local newspapers.
You will need to use your Keele username and password for both on-campus and off-campus access to Nexis UK.
View the Quick Guide to Using Nexis UK.

The Times Digital Archive
Search the complete digital edition of The Times from 1785-2006. The entire newspaper is captured with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.
View the Quick Guide to Using The Times Digital Archive.

Theses

Theses

Use the advanced keyword option on Library Search and set the material type to 'Thesis' to search for Keele theses held in the Library.

ETHOS
The British Library ETHOS project provides electronic access to research theses from many UK universities.

Index to Theses
A searchable listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716. You can only access the Index to Theses from computers on the Keele network.

NDLTD – Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Details of theses and dissertations from universities in the United States and worldwide.

PhDData
An index of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.

Other Useful Links

Other Useful Links

Britfilms.com
Website on British film published by the British Council.

British Film Institute
The BFI website. Look in the Library and Research section for a wide choice of online guides and resources.

Google Scholar
The most famous web search engine can search for academic journals and literature too.

IMDb
A searchable database of more than 100 million items, which includes more than 2 million films and programmes plus information on cast and crew members.

RefWorks
This is an online reference management software which can be used to import, manage and save references from your research, enabling easy creation of bibliographies. Find out more on our Refworks information pages
View the Quick Guide to Using RefWorks.

Screenonline
An online encyclopaedia of British film and television, featuring a glossary of cinematic terms. 

Screen Daily
Website from Screen international. Includes the latest film industry news, reviews and features.

Theory.org.uk
Website with information and resources on the media and media theory.

TRILT
A database of UK television and radio programmes. You will need your ATHENS password to access TRILT.

Zetoc
Use this site to set up e-mail alerts to your inbox when new issues of journals are published. Zetoc will send you an e-mail containing the new issue’s table of contents.

Guides and Tutorials

The following tutorials are available:

Internet for Media and Communication

A free, simple, interactive tutorial to improve online research skills for Media and Communication.

Online Reading List for Media, Communications and Culture

Online Reading Lists for Media, Communications and Culture

Online Reading Lists for Film Studies

View reading lists for Media and Film Studies online.

When viewing your list, select any resource to view more details, including  links to ebooks, ejournals and websites and the availability of print copies in the Library. From here, you can access the library catalogue to view additional details, place a reservation or use other borrower services.

Sign-in with your Keele username and password if you wish to add personal study notes to your lists.

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