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Universiteitsbibliotheek – LibGuides

Media Studies: Media Magazines

Doing a Literature Review

Media Magazines in the library

Magazines (Variety, Billboard, Broadcasting and others) are important primary sources for Media Studies.

Getting access to and searching within these magazines isn't easy. Online availiblity of these journals is limited, library collections tend to focus on academic journals, not on magazines.

This page offers an overview of the main sources for Media Magazines.

LexisNexis (newspapers and magazines)

A large database containing newspapers and magazines from the nineties to today. For instance Variety, Daily Variety and Billboard. 

LexisNexis only displays the texts from these magazines (no illustrations, no advertisements), some articles are omitted.

More info in our Libguide about LexisNexis.

EBSCO Academic Search

EBSCO Academic Search Premier is a database containing both academic journals and magazines on all subjects. For instance Sight and Sound, Billboard, Film Comment, Rolling Stone. 


Online archives

Media magazine print collections in the Netherlands

Dutch media magazines (online)

A small number of historical Dutch media magazines have been digitized and made available online. A list of more then 200 Dutch film magazines from the 20th century is available at Cinema Context.