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Film, Media & Television Production

This is UCLan's Film, Media & Television Production library page.

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


Search for books 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.

Subject Specific eBook Collections

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

Subject Specific databases:

  • 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 - Full text and abstracting database covering topics related to film and media.

Multi Subject databases:

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

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 check on Library Search as they may be shelved with other books in that 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, and documentaries in film and media related areas
  • Box of Broadcasts - Choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels.
  • Kanopy - Watch documentaries covering many subject areas as well as a host of independent and short films.
  • FBIS Daily Reports - A multidisciplinary resource consisting of translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from nations around the globe.
  • BFI Screenonline - a guide to the British film and TV industry with timelines, articles and clips from thousands of films and TV programmes. Free to view from a UCLan PC.
  • British Pathe - archival newsreel footage. Free to view. Clips can be downloaded for a fee.
  • North West Film Archive - Over 6000 moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria. Films/clips can be purchased for a 'modest' fee by HE users.
  • Culture Unplugged - This is an online film archive which contains documentaries, short films, talks and more.
  • dig.ccmixter - Open source music site which offers free music for commercial use.
  • The Internet Archive - A non-profit library of millions of free books, films, software and music. Please check the licensing requirements for each clip.
  • Videvo - Thousands of free and downloadable videos, motion graphics, background music and sound effects.

Visual Resources

  • Digimap - current and historical maps of the UK
  • Tineye - A free tool which searches 20 million Creative Commons Flickr images by colour. A colour extractor allows you to upload an image and see the hex colour and proportions in the image.
  • Unsplash - copyright free photographs
  • Worth Global Style Network (WGSN)  – Leading global trend forecasting service.


  • Nexis - contains full text records of news drawn from over 29,000 sources including local, regional and national newspapers.


Newspaper archives

Business Resources

Market Research

  • HS Talks - Lectures on business and management topics, including marketing and consumer behaviour.
  • Passport GMID - global market information database and analysis tool containing comprehensive data and reports across all industries, countries and consumers.

Company research

  • Financial Analysis Made Easy (FAME) – detailed financial and ownership information for 2.5 million UK companies
  • OSIRIS - the international version of the FAME database containing listed company accounts from around the world.


  • 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
  • World Advertising Research Center (WARC) – marketing and advertising intelligence also containing thousands of case studies.


  • Lexis Library – wealth of legal information sources including UK cases and legislation, journals, magazines and manuals.
  • WestLaw – similar to Lexis Library, WestLaw provides access to UK cases, legislation and many journals.

Julie Hitchen - Principal Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

Julie Hitchen

Principal Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 892267

Francesca Robinson - Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

Francesca Robinson

Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 895132