This section introduces you to a variety of resources other than books that are available through the library. Here you will find information on key journal titles and how to locate relevant articles, as well as digital resources that may be helpful in your creative practice.
These are just a select few titles from our journal and magazine collection. Search the Journals A-Z to see if we hold a particular title or check out the journals display at Brampton Road Library.
Film & TV Production
Games Design and Digital Art
Outdoor and Wildlife Media
Online Journal Collections
This is a large database encompassing all aspects of the arts including art, design, architecture, humanities, film/screen studies, music, performing arts, and more. Key titles in film, media and games design are all accessible via PDF.
More advanced researchers might want to make use of the International Index to Film Periodicals Database which provide citation information of the contents of thousands of journals in media which can be found in our print journals archive or requested via inter-library loan.
JSTOR contains a lot of journals on art, culture and film etc so is useful for research for contextual studies. Full text articles from JSTOR appear in OneSearch results but there are many more articles on JSTOR that are normally not available as full text.
Register and Read is a new service that allows you to save up to three articles would normally be abstract only.To use this service, you need to log on to JSTOR and create a personal account by clicking MyJSTOR. Registration is free.
Wildlife Media students can access articles on the latest research in conservation, ecology and animal behaviour through this large database of scientific journals. Also useful for Games Design students studying psychological and behavioural aspects of game play or topics in development and application.
This database contains 820 full text journals and over 2100 that are abstract-only covering topics relating to environmental management, ecology and the natural world. Excellent for locating the latest scientific research to support your studies.
Market Research and Industry Intelligence
Slightly different to the eresources listed above, Mintel is a market intelligence company, providing detailed insights into consumer and business market sectors. Here you can access up-to-date industry information on topics such as media, leisure and entertainment as well as specific demographics.
Statista is an online statistics, market research and business intelligence portal that can contains market reports, infographics and key statistical information on topics ranging from branding to industry trends, including information on specific companies.
Trade resource featuring latest intelligence on range of topics including VR and augmented reality.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world with a very large number available as PDF full-text. The database covers all disciplines including a strong representation from the media arts.
Finding a journal article from a reference
Sometimes your tutor might give you a reference or you may want to chase up an entry in a book's bibliography. If you have the details for a specific journal article, you can use the Journals A-Z to locate it quickly and easily. Search for the journal title and select the appropriate year and volume to find your article.