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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 database available!


AVAILABLE TILL 19/12/2024: large collection of Routledge eBooks in Media, Communication & Journalism (a.o.), including:

PLEASE NOTE: The hyperlink above leads to all available Humanities and Social Sciences eBooks. You can filter on a specific collection, f.i.:

AVAILABLE TILL 31/12/2024: Springer/Palgrave eBooks in Media & Communication Studies 2019-2024

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!