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Media and Communications

Resources for BA and MA Media & Communications.

Getting Started

Welcome to your Subject Guide, where you'll find tailored guidance and advice on key library resources.

Essential Resources

Current newspapers and magazines - free with your Roehampton login. 

Newspaper and magazine archives - free with your Roehampton login. 

The Library's print books relating to Media and Communications can be found at the following locations ("Shelfmarks"):

Publishing 

070.5 

Journalism and News Media 

070-079  

Journalism Ethics 

174.90704 

Society 

300-309  

Media Studies 

302.23  

Postmodernism and Popular Culture 

306  

Media Law 

343.099             

Advertising 

659.1 

Public Relations 

659.2 

Photography 

770-779 

Graphic Art and Design 

771-773  

Documentary Film 

791.4353 

Radio 

791.44 

Television 

791.45  

 

Most essential texts, and many more, are available in eBook format and can be found on UR Library Search

The following eBook collections are especially useful for media subjects:

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.

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.

Open Access resources

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, you can filter the A-Z Database List by subject and type. 

University subscriptions: free with your Roehampton login. 

Open Access: Free to all on the Web

Films: See the Film subject guide for a list of good sources of free online films.

Organisations, collections and web communities related to media and culture