This is UCLan's Film & Television Production library page.
For more help and guidance please contact your Faculty Librarian: Julie Hitchen
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.
You should then move on to search for articles in more subject-specific databases:
It is worthwhile looking on Google Scholar if we do not take a subscription to a particular title, as the journal article may be freely available. If you still cannot locate the full text, you can order the article you need from our InterLibrary Loan service. There is a small charge for this.
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.
If you need to locate journal articles on a particular topic you will need to use our journal databases. These index a collection of titles and enable you to search for relevant articles. The library subscribes to a large collection of databases and you can look on the E-Databases A-Z list to see the full range. These include a range of multi-subject databases which are relevant to this area of study.
Other useful databases for Film and Television Production are listed below:
Top Tip! Don't forget - should you find that we haven't got the full-text of an article that you would like to access (in print or electronic format) you can make a request through the Inter-Library Loan/Document Supply service.
Nexis contains both full text and abstract records of news and business intelligence drawn from over 29,000 sources including local, regional and national newspapers, newsletters, magazines and trade journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts, company news databases, government and legal documents. Titles covered include The Guardian, The Times, The Financial Times, The Independent, The News of the World from 1988 until its closure in 2011, The Daily Mail, The Washington Post and New York Times. Extensive coverage of local papers is also included.
Nexis gives the text of articles only - it does not include photographs or formatting.
Top Tip! - On Nexis use the Source Tab to find out which papers and journals are covered on the database.
Top Tip! To search across a collection of the newspaper archives use the Artemis Primary Source search option. From here you will be able to cross search the 19th century UK Periodicals and newspapers, the Economist Historical Archive, Illustrated London News Historical Archive, Daily Mail Historical Archive, Financial Times Historical Archive, Picture Post and the Times Digital Archive.
The Library subscribes to a range of other electronic resources, which are particularly relevant for business research.
It may also be worth exploring the following resources: