Search for books and ebooks on Library Search. It will tell you what we have in stock and where to find it.
Sometimes there may only be a chapter on a specific topic rather than a whole book. To find those, you will need to use one of our ebook databases which allow you to search through the whole text of a book. We have several ebook collections but a good place to start would be Ebook Central.
Journal Finder provides details of our print journals and e-journals collections. Library Search will find specific articles from journals so is a good place to start, as it searches across thousands of different journals and will uncover articles in places you may not think to look.
If you want to search for journal articles on a particular topic within the communication studies subject discipline, the main electronic journal databases to search are:
The library subscribes to a large collection of databases and it will be worth looking on the E-Databases A-Z list to see the full range. Depending on your subject you may find additional relevant material here. You will need to look at a range of resources to find useful results. Ideas for databases to start with are listed below
Should you want to undertake a more thorough search for research materials/literature try searching the following abstract and indexing databases. These contain a large number of references from a significant number of subject areas. You will need to choose your search terms carefully to be sure of retrieving the best results. Generally you will only find the abstract or executive summary of articles within these databases. Conference papers are also available too. On Scopus search results will also show Patents.
LIS subscribes to a range of other electronic resources, which are particularly relevant for business research.
See the relevant subject guides for databases in other subject areas. An alphabetical list of all our databases can be found in the E-Databases A-Z.