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Databases

Databases at SOAS Library

SOAS Library provides access to databases which support research in Media and Film Studies

SOAS students and staff can cross-search a range of related databases via Primo Central

Below is a list of our major databases available for Media and Film Studies. For a full list of our databases please see A-Z databases

Academic Search Premier (via EBSCOhost)
This is a multi-disciplinary database providing full text for more than 4,600 journals including peer-reviewed academic journals and magazine style journals. [On-campus use]/ Off-campus use]  

Communication & Mass Media Complete (via EBSCOhost)
This database offers full texts or indexes of articles from quality resources related to communication and mass media and other closely-related fields of study area. [On-campus use] / [Off-campus use]

Ethnographic Video Online
Searchable database with streaming of over 1,200 ethnographic films. The database includes not only works by world-famous pioneers in the filed (e.g. Jean Rouch, John Marshall) and but also contemporary documentary films in the world. [On-campus use] /  [Off-campus use ]

Web of Science
This is a very powerful database which indexes a wide range of journals in various disciplines.  You can access to the Arts & Humanities Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index. This is a particularly useful database if you are looking for specific authors and their citation records. [On-campus use] / [Off-campus use]

Art Full Text & Abstracts (via EBSCOhost)
Full-text plus abstracts and indexing of an international range of Art related journals.  Useful for keyword searching related film studies. [On-campus use]/ [Off-campus use

Ingenta Connect
It is a database covering 30,000 journals, with bibliographic information and abstracts in broad subjects. [On-campus use] / [Off-campus use]

JSTOR
JSTOR is the most popular database offering full-text archive collections from over 1000 academic journals. [On-campus use]/ [Off-campus use

BBC Monitoring Library 
The database tracks the global media for the latest news report emerging around the world as a searchable source of news, information and comment gathered from media worldwide. [On-campus use]/ [Off-campus use]

Radio at BUVFC
The database of material broadcast by local radio stations between the years 1973 and 1996 in the U.K. The database contains about 1120 sound recordings. [On-campus use] / [Off-campus use]

TRILT
Database of over UK television and radio programmes from around 300 UK stations including terrestrial, cable, and satellite television (with regional variations), all national and many local radio stations. [On-campus use] / [Off-campus use]

News databases
The webpage provides lists of the news databases available at SOAS. You can access newspapers, news wires and news transcripts from around the world.  

You will find more databases at A-Z List of Electronic databases. For off-campus use, log in via the A-Z electronic databases. You will be asked to insert ID & Password.

Beyond SOAS Library: databases

Senate House Library
SOAS students and staff are entitled to apply to Senate House Library for membership, on production of valid SOAS ID. The membership also will give off-site access to some electronic databases including databases below.

  • British Cartoon archives
  • Film & TV Database
  • International Index to Performing Arts (IIPA) Full Text
  • Newsfilm Online