New temporary e-resources for Media & Humanities
Your library team has been working hard to bring you some extra electronic resources while the library buildings are closed. A number of publishers have offered additional access to electronic resources for a limited period of time, and this is a list of those most relevant to you in Media Studies and Humanities.
Logging into these resources can be a bit tricky, and each publisher is likely to force you to do it in a different way. Go to the top right corner, click on ‘Log in ‘ Click on the ‘Shibboleth Login’ link in the middle of the page, select or search for ‘University of Sunderland’ and then enter your University username and password. Now you should see at the top of the page ‘Access provided by University of Sunderland’
Here is a short video (no audio) to help you.
If you’re not able to access something in this list, chat with us via LibraryTalk and we’ll troubleshoot it with you.
Additional Resources for Humanities & Media
- Applied Visual Arts (Bloomsbury) has practical materials useful to students in Film Production and Screen Performance, with introductions to film-making basics, production design, and directing. There are a few resources for Film Theory as well.
- British Online Archives is a collection of primary source materials for History, Politics and Media History that includes the BBC handbooks, annual reports and accounts, 1927-2002 as well as some extremely interesting collections on Politics and Protest and the post-WW2 environment such as the Paris Peace Conference and Beyond, 1919-1939 collection.
- Cambridge Histories Collection: This collection of History and Politics reference works contains 350 volumes in 10 subject areas from Cambridge University Press. It includes several volumes of the Cambridge History of Political Thought.
- Cultural Histories (Bloomsbury) collection is useful for those of you doing Media & Cultural Studies as well as History. It offers different collections on topics such as sexualities, work, women, leisure & consumption etc. The histories are also curated by time period.
- Drama Online is great if you’re studying Screen Performance or Drama but also for Film Production. It contains both play texts and videos of dramatisations.
- Fashion Central (Bloomsbury) offers interdisciplinary research in fashion and dress which is useful for students in Fashion Journalism and those who are looking at fashion brands for Social Media. There is business and financial information about brands and fashion houses, as well as fashion book chapters and journal articles you won’t find elsewhere.
- The Literary Encyclopedia is an “authoritative reference work about literary and cultural history” with scholarly encyclopedia articles on different authors, major works and the political/social contexts that inform them. A big step up from Wikipedia for those of you studying English Literature.
- Popular Music (Bloomsbury) has ebooks, encyclopedia and articles on popular music styles, artists and pieces; great if you’re in MED332 or looking at musical subcultures.
- Project Muse has given some free additional access to their content, which is mostly useful for Humanities and Social Sciences. Between the additional material and existing open access content, they provide access to more than 15,000 books, and over 230 journal titles. The full list of participating publishers is being updated continuously.
- Screen Studies is a rich, deep collection of materials relating to Film Studies and Film Production. It has resources from Bloomsbury, Faber & Faber and the British Film Institute on genre, director and film criticism as well as resources to support film practice.
- Finally, if you’ve left the United Kingdom to self isolate in a European country, Box of Broadcasts is available in Continental Europe for the duration of social distancing.
The full list of additional resources for all subjects can be found here.