This is UCLan's Journalism library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Subject Librarians: Andrea Evans and Francesca Robinson


Search for book and eBooks on Library Search. It will tell you what books we have in stock and whether you can access them online from most of our eBook providers - Please note Library Search only searches within the title. If you go to the eBook Collections directly you can then search within the full-text of the eBooks.

Multi Subject eBook Collections

If the library does not have a particular book or journal article you would like to read you are able to request a copy from the Inter-Library Loan Service.

Journals and Articles

To search for a specific journal title use Journal Finder.

eResources and Databases

Multi Subject databases:

  • Academic Search Complete - Abstracts of articles from journals in the Journalism field together with other relevant subjects like advertising, marketing, and communication
  • Business Source Complete - Business and Management journals including journalism content.
  • Film & Television Literature Index - Full text for more than 100 journals and nearly 100 books, and abstracts for 350 other publications
  • IngentaConnect - Both abstract and full text access. Journal titles covered include Journalism Studies, International journal of media and politics and European Journal of Marketing.
  • JSTOR - contains articles from arts, humanities and social sciences as well as some archive content.
  • Oxford English Dictionary - The 20+ volumes of the 2nd edition, online.
  • Phrase Thesaurus - Used by journalists, advertising copywriters and songwriter to find just the right word or phrase.
  • ProQuest Central - Multidisciplinary database including journalism, advertising and history.
  • Sage Journals Online - A collection of over 400 full text journals - including many journalism titles.
  • Science Direct - 1500 scientific, technical and medical full text journals.
  • Social Policy and Practice - An abstract database of social policy materials from 1890-present, including information on public health, social care, homelessness, and crime.
  • Taylor & Francis - Both abstract and full text access.  Journal titles covered include Communication Quarterly, Digital Journalism, and Media History.

Journal Archives:

Multi Subject Abstracting and Indexing databases:

These databases have a wider scope than those listed above but do not contain any full-text articles.

Additional Resources


  • Nexis contains full text records of news and business intelligence drawn from over 29,000 sources including local, national and international newspapers.
  • Global Newsbank - contemporary news including local, national and international sources. Please note this is trial access until 16th March 2021.

Newspaper archives

Business Resources

  • BRAD – advertising intelligence including actual costs for advertising on the television, radio, web/digital media, out-of-home (transport/roadside/venues), in newspapers and magazines. Circulation/readership/audience data is also available
  • Business Source Complete  - as well as journal articles you can search for company information including information relating to financials, employees and industry.
  • Financial Analysis Made Easy (FAME) -  detailed financial and ownership information for 2.5 million UK companies
  • HS Talks - Lectures on business and management topics, including marketing and consumer behaviour
  • Lexis Library – wealth of legal information sources including UK cases and legislation, journals and magazines
  • Mintel  – consumer market research reports covering a vast array of products and services.
  • OSIRIS - the international version of the FAME database containing listed company accounts from around the world.
  • Passport - global market information database and analysis tool containing comprehensive data and reports across all industries, countries and consumers.
  • WestLaw – provides access to UK cases and legislation and many journals 
  • World Advertising Research Center (WARC) – marketing and advertising intelligence including many case studies. 
  • Worth Global Style Network (WGSN) – news and information from the fashion and style industries. WGSN includes trend forecasts, analysis of retail sales, company profiles and reports on issues such as visual merchandising. We also have access to the Lifestyle & Interiors collection.

Andrea Evans - Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

Andrea Evans

Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 892268

Francesca Robinson - Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

Francesca Robinson

Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 895132