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Media & Communication

Current newspaper articles

Newspapers publish information on a wide range of topics and as most are published on a daily basis, they provide very up-to-date information. As well as reporting on current affairs, newspapers can also be a valuable source of opinion and debate. Always evaluate the content carefully though, as newspapers can be biased or subjective.

Historical newspaper articles

Journal articles

Journals (also known as periodicals, serials or magazines) are published on a regular basis and cover a particular subject or profession. Because they are published frequently, they are an excellent source of up-to-date information.

Each journal issue contains a number of articles, written by different authors, all of which will relate to the subject covered by the journal. Different types of journals are published, these include:

  • scholarly peer reviewed journals: journals read by, and commented on by other scholars in the same field
  • trade journals relating to specific professions or industries
  • popular and news magazines

Journals often contain more specialised information than books, so you will use them as your academic interests develop, and they are useful for reading about more niche or specific topics.

Databases for finding Media and Communication articles

Use Discover to search across a large number of different databases at the same time to find articles from a range of sources. Search with keywords that describe your topic to see what articles have been written:

You can also search on these separate, more subject-specific, databases to find articles:

For a full list of all of the Library's databases, go to:

Databases A-Z

Printed Media and Communication journals

You will find these on the third floor of the Sheila Silver Library. You can search on the Library Catalogue to see if we have a journal in print (select Journal title in the drop-down list when searching):

Library Catalogue

  • Empire (also online)
  • Journal of British Cinema and Television (also online)
  • MERJ: Media Education Research Journal
  • Sight and Sound: the International Film Quarterly (also online)
  • Television: the Journal of the Royal Television Society (at Headingley Library)

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