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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 library research. The Starting Your Research in MCL tutorial (Part 2) has examples of searches related to School of Arts subjects such as media 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.


University Subscriptions - free with your Roehampton login. 

Academic databases

Search these for 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, so click SearchFullText@Roehampton to see if we have it.

Current newspapers and magazines 

You can access photography magazines via PressReader. 

Newspaper and magazine archives 

Explore digital facsimiles of print media from the earliest days of photography.

University subscriptions - free with your Roehampton login.

A handy guide to Photography resources on Artstor can be found here

Open Access: Free to all on the Web

Photography: See Web and Open Access resources tab on this guide.

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

Good quality, freely available online resources 
Professional organisations and services
Physical and online collections, archives, galleries, museums...

UR Library Search and FAQs