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Communication & Journalism

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  • Subject coverage: Science; social science; education; psychology; language and linguistics; arts and literature
  • Size/scope: over 17,000 titles
  • Type of content: journal articles, book reviews, conference proceedings
  • Level of access: Full text of over 10,000 titles.

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BoB

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  • Subject coverage: access TV and radio programmes from over 65 'free-to-air' channels using a programme guide and a search option. Option to schedule recordings up to seven days in advance and request programmes broadcast over the previous 30 days.  Search BoB to access other users' recorded programmes. Permanent archive of all broadcast content from nine channels: BBC1 London / BBC2 / BBC4 / ITV London / Channel 4 / More4 / Channel 5 / BBC Radio 4 / BBC Radio 4 Extra. Content plays in your web browser with access available both on and off campus. 
  • Type of content: TV and radio programmes
  • Date range: 2007 to present
  • Level of access: BU staff/student login required; registration required on first use. Available off-campus, but not outside the UK.

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BRAD (British Rate and Data)

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  • Subject coverage: database of media in the UK including magazines
  • Type of content: magazines, newspapers, radio, television, contacts and rates for advertisers.

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Communication Source

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  • Subject coverage: communication studies, mass media, journalism
  • Size/scope: over 1000 journal titles
  • Type of content: journal articles, encyclopaedias, handbooks
  • Level of access: full text of over 600 journals.

Communcation Source replaces Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC)

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Foreign Broadcast Information Service

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  • Subject coverage: news
  • Size/scope: translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals and government statements from nations around the globe. These media sources were monitored in their language of origin, translated into English and issued by a US government agency
  • Type of content: broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals and government statements
  • Date range: 1974-1996
  • Level of access: some full text available.

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FT.com

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  • Subject coverage: news
  • Size/scope: the Financial Times is an international daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news. In addition to the content appearing in the printed newspaper the online version gives access to personalised news alerts, specialist blogs and videos
  • Type of content: newspaper articles
  • Date range: 2006 to date
  • Level of access: full text available.

User guide PDF

Note: A one off registration process is required in which you are required to provide your University e-mail address. For continued access whilst a student or member of staff at Bournemouth University you are required to log in to FT.com using the link above once every 90 days

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Gale Reference Complete

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  • Subject coverage: multidisciplinary with collections focused on journalism, history and English literature
  • Size/Scope: over 28,000 journals, 1,700 e-book editions, 13 million pages of historical primary sources and 1.5 million items of literature criticism and full-text literary works
  • Type of content: major daily and regional newspapers (Gale OneFile News), multidisciplinary journals (Gale Academic OneFile), reference works (Gale eBooks) and primary historical (Archives Unbound) and literary (Gale Literary Sources) archives
  • Date range: archival sources from 13th century onwards
  • Level of access: mixture of abstract and full-text access.

The Guardian Digitised Newspaper

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  • Subject coverage: news
  • Size/scope: Guardian Digitised Newspaper provides a full facsimile of The Guardian enabling you to see the pages as they were published
  • Type of content: newspaper articles
  • Date range: 2010 to date (3 month delay)
  • Level of access: full text available.

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The Independent Digital Archive

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  • Subject coverage: news
  • Size/scope: The Independent Digital Archive provides full facsimile, searchable copies of the entire run of the newspaper, from its very first issue in 1986 until the end of 2012, enabling you to see all the stories and pages as they were published. Users can search, retrieve and browse every article, page and edition of the newspaper, gaining insight into a crucial period of 20th/21st century culture and society and how the media represented it. Featuring journalists and columnists from across the political spectrum, the paper is generally regarded as centrist, taking idiosyncratic views on the free market, social issues and culture
  • Type of content: newspaper articles
  • Date range: 1986-2016
  • Level of access: full text available

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JSTOR

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  • Subject coverage: multidisciplinary database
  • Size/scope: 1,500 academic journals indexed
  • Type of content: academic journal article
  • Date range: 1780-
  • Level of access: some full text available.

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Kanopy

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  • Subject coverage: multi-disciplinary database of educational films
  • Size/scope: 1,930 videos
  • Type of content: online streaming audio-visual.

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Lexis®Library

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  • Subject coverage: law and tax
  • Type of content: access to UK legislation currently in force, many law report series and some full text journals and UK newspapers. Includes full text works of legal commentary, plus forms and precedents. Provides an online version of Halsbury’s Laws. Contains EU and international legal materials
  • Level of access: some full text available.

>> Lexis Library Essential User Guide

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Mintel

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  • Subject coverage: For a full list of sectors, themes and demographics covered, click on the 'Category Overview' option when you access Mintel. Here's a shortlist of categories: Automotive; Beauty and Personal Care; Drink; Food; Foodservice; Health and Wellbeing; Leisure; Lifestyles; Media; Retail - Clothing and Footwear; Retail - Home; Retail - Overview; Technology; Travel; UK Retail Briefing.
  • Size/scope: covering domestic consumer products and services, plus marketing news and reports from UK trade press
  • Level of access: full text available.

Note: Use of Mintel is restricted to academic use only

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Passport (Euromonitor International)

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  • Subject coverage: online market research tool monitors industry trends and gives you strategic analysis and a market size and market share database for products across key countries. Passport is Euromonitor International's global market analysis software platform, which analyses the industry in countries around the world
  • Size/scope: 24 industry categories for 80 countries. Economy and consumer data for 210 countries
  • Type of content: marketing research reports
  • Level of access: full text.

>> Introduction to Passport video

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PressReader

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  • Subject coverage: newspapers
  • Size/scope: over 2,000 UK and international newspapers
  • Type of content: all major daily and business newspapers, also general business and industry publications
  • Type of content: facsimiles of newspapers
  • Date range: last 365 days for most titles (The Guardian last 14 days only)
  • Level of access: full text.

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Project Muse - Humanities Collection

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  • Subject coverage: articles from journals in the humanities from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies
  • Type of content: journal articles
  • Level of access: full text articles.

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Scopus

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  • Subject coverage: sciences and social sciences
  • Size/scope: citation database indexing 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 4,000 publishers, open access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, book series, patent records and scientific web pages. It contains over 33 million records
  • Type of content: citation data
  • Date range: 1841-present
  • Level of access: some links to full text available.

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Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT)

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  • Subject coverage: television and radio station programme listings
  • Size/scope: listings service covering around 300 UK television and radio stations. Includes terrestrial, cable and satellite television (and regional variations), all national and many local radio stations, Asian-language, Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh television and radio. Data is available at least five days in advance of transmission enabling you to identify forthcoming broadcasts for Off-Air Recording
  • Type of content: programme listings
  • Date range: 1995.

Further information about off-air recording

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TGI (Target Group Index) Snapshot

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TGI Snapshot is Kantar Media’s newest Market and Consumer research tool and is a new and improved version of TGI SalesTab. 

TGI (Target Group Index) is the world's leading provider of single-source marketing and media surveys. Snapshot is a marketing research tool that allows users to easily analyse audience and consumer attitudes in relation to thousands of products and brands, as well as advertising medium.

  • Subject coverage: UK market research and demographic data from TGI Survey including 500 product areas and 4,000 brands
  • Type of content: market research and demographic data.

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The Times Digital Archive (TDA)

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  • Subject coverage: news
  • Size/scope: an excellent resource for historical and biographical research. TDA provides a full facsimile of The Times enabling you to see the pages as they were published. The paper of record, it is an authoritative source of contemporary reporting and commentary on events for the past 200 years
  • Type of content: newspaper articles
  • Date range: 1785-2013
  • Level of access: full text available.

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Web of Science

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  • Subject coverage: arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences
  • Size/scope: citation databases that allow searching for a specific article by subject, author, journal or author address. It is also possible to search for articles that cite a known author or work
    Web of Science consists of:
    Science Citation Index 1899-present
    Social Sciences Citation Index 1898-present
    Arts & Humanities Citation Index 1975-present
    Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science 1990-present
    Biosis Previews Archive 1969-2008
    Medline 1950-present
    Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators
  • Type of content: academic journal article
  • Date range: 1945-
  • Level of access: some links to full text.

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