Media Studies - Research independently
The resources listed here will help you to make a good start with your research.
Search for a wide range of sources including e-books, articles, reports and images.
Search Discovery for resources relating to the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries.
Search across all subject areas.
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Useful for getting a basic understanding of your topic.
A variety of reference works, including dictionaries, which tutors may well prefer to Wikipedia, and it even tells you how to set out a reference to what you find. Try out the 'Mind Map' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work (use the arrow next to Basic Search to get to it).
The most trusted source about words in English, containing definitions, plus very detailed word histories.
You can find ebooks on Discovery, but you can search the full text of the books by using the individual services. More services can be found on the Ebooks webpage.
Contains full text books in many subject areas.
• Screen Studies not in Discovery
A useful research resource for anyone studying the moving image; this platform contains ebooks, screenplays and a history of cinema timeline.