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Media and Communication

This guide gives an overview of recommended sources for media and communication.


This guide gives you an overview of recommended resources for Media and Communication Studies: databases to find literature and primary sources; reference works to orientate on a particular topic and to find background information, and research skills literature.

Bear in mind that Media and Communication is by nature a multidisciplinary field. You should therefore also consult resources from the fields of SociologyEconomicsManagement, Arts and Culture or Psychology if your research topic relates to any of these fields.

Listed are both resources to which the Library has subscribed, as well as resources that are available via the National Library of the Netherlands (you can recognize those by the KB symbol), or are freely available online.

New databases available!

New databases available!

Collections available during Covid-19 crisis

To help students and academic staff with their studies and research during the Covid-19 crisis, several vendors of resources that the Library subscribes to have made their collections and databases fully available for free for a limited amount of time.

The Library strives to make all publications in these collections and databases findable and accessible via sEURch.


AVAILABLE TILL 22/12/2021: large collection of Routledge eBooks in Media & Journalism Studies, including:

PLEASE NOTE: To get to the full collection, click the hyperlink above and then filter on 'Media & Film Studies'.

Digital Inequalities in the Global South (2020)

AVAILABLE TILL 31/12/2021: Springer/Palgrave eBook collection Media Studies 2018-2021

Digital Inequalities in the Global South (2020)

Information Skills

Learn how to search, find and manage scholarly information and data in an efficient way. Visit the library's Information Skills portfolio for more online modules!