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Getting Started

Not sure where to start?

Have a look at our How To... page for our three part tutorial on getting started with your research. The Starting Your Research in Media and Communications tutorial (Part 2) is tailored to School of Arts subjects including Film.

You will also find guidance on searching Library databases, from some of our database providers.


Essential Resources

Library subscriptions: free with your Roehampton login. 

Search these specialist databases to find journal articles, book chapters and other academic research papers in your subject.

Research databases:

Most provide the full text, but sometimes just brief details (citation and abstract) of the articles. Click the Full Text Finder button to see if you can access the full text via our eJournals;  if not, you can (usually) order it free via Interlibrary Loan.

Current newspapers and magazines (good for film reviews and interviews):

You can also access the past archives of several major titles - find them via our A-Z Database list. 

E-book collections with good film studies content: 

Open Access articles

These are free to all on the web, but have been through rigorous academic scrutiny, so you can trust the content. For further recommended titles, see the Film section of our Open Access Guide for the School of Arts

University subscriptions - free with your Roehampton login.

Open Access film sites - free to all on the web

Fee-based streaming services

University subscriptions (free with your Roehampton login).

Instructional videos on film making from Roehampton: 

Resources on the web (free to all).

Film scripts, blogs and more for budding screenwriters. 

Further resources can be found on our  Subject Guides for Creative Writing and Drama

Online film guides, criticism, networks, discussion...

Film industry, professional organisations, competitions, festivals...

Physical collections of films and related materials.

Always contact before visiting. 

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