Media Studies

This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects and dissertations in Media Studies

This section lists resources for specific purposes.

Explore specialist statistical resources and market research reports.

Topline viewing figures for TV. Access to free content only.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Look at the weekend charts for box office information and statistics

• Eurostat 

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union and its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.

• IBISWorld 

Provides a comprehensive collection of industry reports on very specific sectors in the UK as well as further specialist reports. Also covers industries globally, in the US, China, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Detailed market research reports on a range of UK sectors including: automotive; beauty and personal care; lifestyles; drink, food and foodservice; health and wellbeing; leisure; media; technology; and travel. Also includes access to Mintel Trends which provides evidence-backed insights on how today's consumer thinks, feels and acts.

Video support:

Additional access instructions:

The first time you access will need need to tick the box to acknowledge you have read Mintel's permissions and prohibitions and then click Continue.

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. Please note that off campus access is via VPN only.

• Ofcom 

This website helps direct media academics, teachers and students to Ofcom documents and datasets. Their research covers media consumption, media literacy, news consumption, market developments, and public service broadcasters. Also includes information about Ofcom itself and how it is run.

Access to more than a million statistics from many different sources. Useful for finding industrial, economic and consumer market statistical trends.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Official statistics from the UK Government.


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