Distance learning support
For quick access to high quality information for your assignments, try the links on these pages.
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For most assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough articles to work with.
Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals - perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This section lists key sources for English Language:
• Communication and mass media complete [CMMC]
fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery
Good for any topics on language and communication issues, plus journalism, newspapers and TV
JSTOR is best known as an academic journal archive containing thousands of articles on a wide range of subjects. To find the most recent years, you will need to search other databases like Discovery or go to the journal sites themselves. JSTOR also contains ebooks, research reports and 1000+ collections of images and primary sources from libraries, museums and archives around the world.
For some tips on searching JSTOR, watch this short video. You can also use JSTOR's Text Analyzer to find other documents or keywords relevant to your research. If you use JSTOR a lot, it's worth setting up a free, personal account so that you can use JSTOR's Workspace to store articles and notes.
• Language and Literature Resources on JSTOR
JSTOR started as a journal archive but it now offers much more. Jump straight to the articles and chapters on JSTOR which are most useful for Language, Linguistics and Literature topics. You will also find tips about using JSTOR and carrying out research.
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