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Computer Science and Informatics: News & Broadcast Media

Film, TV and radio

TV and Radio on demand (BoB) 

  • Video Resource - Click to play 
  • Database
Watch, record, create clips, search for upcoming programmes by title or keyword, compile favourite shows into playlists and share them with others. On and off campus: Requires your Single Sign On username and password (the same as for Blackboard, MyDMU and email).
Use this guide to find out how to request programmes, edit them into clips, create and share playlists etc..

Newspaper databases

LexisLibrary is the database to use if you are targeting newspaper articles. It contains full text articles from major UK national and local newspapers. 

Print newspapers

A number of newspapers are available for you to browse in the learning Zone of the Kimberlin Library. These include:

The Daily Telegraph 

Daily Mirror

The Guardian

The Independent

The Times

Financial Times

Leicester Mercury

A selection of Sunday newspapers are also available.

The newspapers are kept for approximately six months in the Kimberlin Journals section.

Why use newspapers?

Newspapers are often discounted as sources of information as they are not 'academic'. However they can be very useful as they provide:

  • Information about local events
  • First-hand accounts of events
  • Current information

Reading quality newspapers is a great way to develop your commercial awareness. In assignments you will often be writing about business models and theories and information from newspapers can illustrate how these models and frameworks are put into practice.