Music & Sound Technologies - Searching beyond the basics
This section lists resources for specific purposes.
Find journal and magazine articles. These include up-to-date publications. To see if the library has a specific electronic journal or to browse by subject, take the Ejournals tab on the library homepage. Print journals can be searched from the Catalogue tab.
Contains academic peer-reviewed journal articles as well as professional and trade publications covering a vast range of business topics. Also includes country overviews, market reports and company swot analyses.
• Engineering Village not in Discovery
Engineering Village consists of three bibliographic databases, GEOBASE, GeoRef and Compendex. GEOBASE is a multidisciplinary database of bibliographic information and abstracts that indexes journal literature across the earth sciences including geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography and geomechanics from 1980-present. GeoRef covers geological literature from North America (1785-present), plus geological literature from the rest of the world (1933-present).
Compendex is the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering and computing research available. This may be of use to GIS students.
A Library Guide to this resource is available.
Compendex is great for technology subjects.
ScienceDirect's extensive and unique full text database covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature, published by Elsevier. More than 2,500 journals and more than nine million full-text articles are available in ScienceDirect providing access to the physical sciences and engineering life sciences. This resource is also available through the Discovery service. A Library Guide is available.
Find (mostly) non-current, full-text, journal and magazine articles.
• Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive not in Discovery
Access the full text of popular entertainment industry magazine archives, including New Musical Express, Variety, The Stage and Screen International.
An academic journal archive containing thousands of articles on a wide range of subjects. You will need to search other databases to find the most recent years.
An on-line guide to music collections in archives, libraries and museums in the UK and Ireland.
Access the full text of books about quantitative and qualitative research methods and many more social science research topics.
For newspaper archives visit the Visual Culture subject page.
• Nexis not in Discovery
Full text articles from many news sources and trade journals both UK and international. Archives sometimes stretching back to the mid 1980's.
• UKPressonline not in Discovery
Access facsimile articles (including photos) from the Daily Express and Daily Mirror from the early 1900s onwards. Useful if you want the tabloid view on topical issues.
Statistics and data
Provides a comprehensive collection of Industry reports on very specific sectors in the UK, US and China.
Includes information on music sales and distribution with powerful analytics that allow researchers to track histories, compare charts, discover new relationships – with audio and video samples, artist bios, awards, an historical timeline, and much more.
Access to more than a million statistics from many different sources. Useful for finding industrial, economic and consumer market statistical trends. Statista take their information from many different providers across the world. Do look at the real source of the material they offer you.
Themed archive collections
Explore 20 collections of documents, including minutes of meetings and conferences, press releases, fliers, brochures, press clippings, US government memoranda and reports, private correspondence, surveys and photos.
Black Thought and Culture contains over 1000 sources and authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamplets, letters and other fugitive material.
Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement encompasses an international set of resources to enrich study in a wide range of disciplines from media studies to philosophy.
Explore documents, fanzines, photos and newsreel footage to help understand these key decades when consumer culture and pop music took off and protest movements were big news.
Audio and video collections
High quality production music for TV, film, advertising and corporate video. Pre-cleared for worldwide and multi-platform use. Students should contact their course leaders in order to set up an account.
This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 1998 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. You can create playlists and clips to embed in presentations, as well as putting in requests for recording. Look out for all the useful documentaries. (Not available to anyone outside the UK.)
A unique collections of films including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases on every topic imaginable. Content can be searched or browsed.