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Reference Sources for Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

Journalism archive special collections:

  • The Cudlipp Collection
    This collection contains the personal papers of Lord Hugh Cudlipp who was born in Cardiff in 1913 and was Editorial Director of the Daily Mirror until 1973. This collection is located within SCOLAR's Archive and Manuscript Collection, on the lower ground floor of the Arts and Social Studies Library.
  • The Osman Archive
    Contains material relating to Sir Tom Hopkinson and photojournalism. Amongst other publications, it holds long runs of Picture Post, Sunday Times Magazine and Telegraph Magazine. This archive can be access via the Bute Library.

Benn's Media. Benn Business Information Services
(Bute: Reference 072 B)

Watson, James and Hill, Anne. Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies. Arnold. 2003
(Bute: Reference 302.203 W)

Newcomb, Horace (ed). Encyclopedia of television. Fitzroy Dearborn, 2005. 4 vols
(Bute: Reference 791.4503 E)


Contains thousands of full-text articles from more than 20 Welsh and over 350 U.K. daily and weekly newspapers. Includes the North Wales edition of the Daily Post , the Western Mail , The South Wales Evening Post , The Times from 1985 forward, Economist , Financial Times , The Guardian and The Scotsman . Daily updates ensure current news, and archived articles can be used to track subjects historically. Both English and Welsh-language versions of the interface are provided.


Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online
Brings together over 100 dictionaries and reference works into a single cross-searchable resource. Subjects covered include general reference, languages, science, medicine, humanities, social sciences and business. Please note that all electronic books within this collection are also linked to directly from the library catalogue.


Bell, Emily and Alden, Chris. (eds), MediaGuardian Media Directory, London:Guardian.
(Bute: Reference 302.23025G)

Wales Yearbook. HTV
(Bute: Reference 320.9429 W)

Willings Press Guide. Skinner Directories.
(Bute: Reference 072 W)