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Media & Communications - Online Databases


Academic Search Complete

Subject: Multidisplinary
Content : Full text to more than 8,000 periodicals, including more than 6,000 peer-reviewed journals, across a broad range of subject areas including the social sciences and the humanities

Short online tutorial on using this database

American Film Institute Catalog (AFI)

Subject: Arts & Humanities
Content: Covers the history of American cinema comprehensively from 1893 to 1975, with records for selected major films from 1975-.

Business Source Complete

Subject: Business, Sociology, Law, Administration
Content: Full text access to over 3,500 journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, human resources, marketing, psychology and sociology

Short online tutorial on using this database

Communication Source

Subject: Arts & Humanitities
ContentFull text of 750 journals in the areas of mass media, communications theory, linguistics, organizational communication, phonetics and speech pathology. It also provides abstracting and indexing for over 1000 titles.


Film Index International

Subject: Arts & Humanities
Content: Film index international is an information resource for entertainment films and personalities produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute. With a scholarly, inclusive approach to all areas of film studies - from the very first silent movies, to art house classics or the latest blockbusters - Film Index International provides truly international coverage, indexing films from over 170 countries.


Film Indexes Online

Subject: Arts & Humanities
Content: Film Indexes Online, allows you to cross search the following three film databases

  • American Film Institute Catalog (AFI) : AFI Catalog is a national filmography documenting the history of American cinema. Cataloguing currently covers the years 1893-1974 comprehensively, with additional records covering selected major films from 1975 onwards
  • International Index to Film Periodicals Plus (FIAF) : Contains over 500,000 article citations from more than 345 periodicals. It offers in-depth coverage of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals.
  • Film Index International : Summary of the Film and Television Database (SIFT)
    collated by the British Film Institute over the past 70 years. It is a comprehensive filmography from 1900 to the present and offers international coverage of over 120,000 films and 735,000 file personalities


Google Scholar

Subject: Multidisciplinary
Content: Google Scholar enables you to search for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. The service can be used to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.

International Index to Film Periodicals Plus (FIAF)

Subject: Arts & Humanities
Content: : Over 500,000 article citations from more than 345 periodicals. It offers in-depth coverage of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals.


Subject: History, Politics, Philosophy, Education, Social Sciences
Content: An archive of the full text of nearly 1,800 of the core research journals in the fields of humanities, social sciences and science. Current journal issues are not included.

Sage Journals Online

Subject: Humanities, Social Science, Science, Business, Technology and Medicine
Content: Full text of over 500 journals in the fields of business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine

Wilson Omnifile - (OmniFILE Full Text Mega)

Subject: Multidisciplinary
Content: With the full text of articles from over 2,500 publications, and indexing and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications, this database provides invaluable support for research in all core undergraduate subjects and for cross-disciplinary work.



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