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Film & Media Studies

This is UCLan's Film & Media Studies library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Faculty Librarians: Julie Hitchen and Francesca Robinson


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.

Individual titles that may be of use include:

Journals and Articles

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.

You should then move on to search for articles in more subject-specific databases:

  • Arts and Humanities Database
  • Broadcast
    Weekly magazine for the UK television and radio industry. Useful for BARB programme ratings.
  • Televisual
    Periodical for British television featuring news and coverage of issues concerning the production community.  Issues are available online from 2001 - present.
  • Film & Television Literature Index
    With full text for more than 100 journals and nearly 100 books, and abstracts for 350 other publications.

Our Electronic Resources section provides details of all our online resources and includes an E-Databases A-Z list.

Additional Resources



  • Nexis (the full-text of over 29,000 newspapers)


Broadcast, Film and Sound Archives

  • DVD and Film Collection
    The Library has a separate collection of feature films and TV series shelved on a ring unit on the 1st Floor. For film documentaries on particular subjects you will need to look on the library catalogue, as these will be shelved with books on the subject.
    You can also use the Documentary Film List which highlights the location of some of the films that the library holds.
  • Alexander Street Video
    Videos, films, documentaries and training materials in film and media related areas
  • Box of Broadcasts
    View British television programmes from 2009 to present. You can choose to view or record any programme from 60+ channels and make your own edited clips.
  • FBIS Daily Reports
    A multidisciplinary resource consisting of translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from nations around the globe.
  • Kanopy
    Watch documentaries covering many subject areas including design, anthropology, education, visual arts, literature and many more. Kanopy also includes a host of independent films to view.

Julie Hitchen

Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 892267

Francesca Robinson

Assistant Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 895132