Have a look at our How To... page for our three part tutorial on conducting library research. The Starting Your Research in Media and Communications tutorial (Part 2) has examples of searches related to education, media, linguistics and film, but the advice is relevant for all subjects.
You will also find guidance on searching Library databases, from some of our database providers.
Academic Texts: Search these databases to find journal articles, book chapters and other research papers in your subject. Most provide the full PDF text, but sometimes there may be just brief details (citation and abstract) of the articles. Click on Search for FullText@Roehampton to see if you can access the full text via our subscriptions; if not, you can usually order it free via Interlibrary Loan.
ACM Digital Library, IEEE and O'Reilly are the specialist databases for computer science.
(You can also access the past archives of several titles - find them via our A-Z Database list).
PressReader is great for computing magazines and daily newspapers; Nexis is more of a news analysis database.
Free to all on the web, but checked for academic integrity, so you can trust the content. For open access journals, see the Computing and Digital Arts section of our School of Arts Open Access guide.
Films: See the Film subject guide for a list of good sources of free online films.