Covid-19 Information for students and staff on Library services and facilities, opening hours and the safe use of the Library.
It is recommended that you wear a face covering at all times in the Library (unless you are exempt).
We know that finding academic literature and conducting research is an important part of completing most of your assignments. On this page you will find a variety of relevant sources which we hope will help with your studies. Remember to also check out our referencing guides.
Are you new to RGU? Have a look at our 'Welcome to the Library' pages for on campus students and online learning students!
Don't forget, you can always join one of our workshops or contact us if you get stuck or just need some help, we're happy to advise!
Browse the collections
Why not check out our extensive collection of books and e-books related to your area of study?
Remember that you can always search for specific books or topics using our LibrarySearch Tool.
Your Library Workshops
We offer free, informal workshops on various Library topics throughout the academic year and we would encourage you to come along if you'd like to improve your skills in:
- referencing correctly
- using the new LibrarySearch tool
- efficiently using effective search strategies to find relevant material for your assignments
- using RefWorks
If you have a specific question, or want a 1-1 discussion with us, you can also pop over to one of our drop-ins! They usually run in the mornings and afternoons, when we're not delivering workshops. Check out the KnowHOW Timetable for more details on dates and times. No need to book an appointment, just show up!
Here are the upcoming Library KnowHOW workshops relevant to Journalism. We hope to see you there!
Google Scholar can be a useful additional source when looking for journal articles. While our collection includes access to around 53 million journal articles (and growing!), unfortunately we will not have access to all materials you find on Google Scholar, so remember to check whether we subscribe to the resources listed in the results.
All our databases
Did you know that we currently subscribe to over 200 databases covering all subject areas taught in RGU? And you can access them for free! Have a look through our extensive list and discover something new!
A-Z LIST OF DATABASES
SAGE Journals Online
- journals in business, humanities, social sciences and science
Taylor & Francis Online
- full text journals in business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine; also free archives in geography, planning, urban and environment.
Business Source Complete
- articles on all aspects of business and management
- information from more than 660 of the world's top newspapers, plus additional newswires and news sites
- Legal journals, specialised case reports and legal e-books, Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia of Scots law, UK newspapers (including the Aberdeen Press and Journal)
Times Digital Archive
- full-text facsimile of more than 200 years (1785 - 2008) of The Times newspaper
Burney Collection: 17th and 18th Century Newspaper and News Pamphlet Collection
- the largest single collection of English news media between 1757 - 1817 with nearly 1 million pages and 1.5 million articles
Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals, Series 1
- events, lives, values and themes that shaped the 19th century world - from art to business, from children to politics
British Cartoon Archive
- social, political and economic cartoons including the Carl Giles collection
- many of the images included have cleared for non-commercial education use.
- market research/industry reports on UK consumer goods markets
- your RGU username and password will be required. Agree to the terms and conditions. When you have finished searching please log out and close down all browser windows.
- a collection of industry market research and industry risk ratings
- includes industry reports from UK, US and China, UK and US business environment profiles and Brexit impact statements
- please note there is download limit of 25 reports for each user
- UK, EU and international cases, legislation and legal journals
- Login with your RGU username and password - you will be required to register the first time you log in
Radio at BUFVC
- archive of Independent Local Radio programmes, 1983-1990
- click on Sign In, select Robert Gordon University from the dropdown list and enter your username and password
British Library Sounds
- spoken word recordings on a wide range of subjects. If requested, choose Robert Gordon University and login with your RGU username and password
Web of Science
- details of journal articles, conference papers and chapters covering all subject areas
- can also be used to see how many times an article has been cited in later articles to trace the development of a topic
- abstract only database - full-text can be checked for using the "Full Text @ RGU" link.
Henry Stewart Talks: Business and Management
- regularly updated animated audio visual presentations with narration in marketing and management
SAGE Communication & Media Studies and Language & Linguistics
Journals in communication, journalism, language, linguistics and media
- This database covers a large range of journal articles, conference papers etc. across all subject areas
- Abstract only database - full-text can be checked for by using the "Full Text @ RGU" link
- You may be asked if you want to create an account. Searching can be done as a guest. Creating an account will let you create alerts etc.