University Library


29 Mar 2019

Database Trial – Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

Our Spring Database Trial is a resource that should have broad appeal to people studying - or have an interest in - the world of the entertainment media industry.

The Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive is an archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to the 21st century. The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles. Issues have been scanned in high-resolution color, with granular indexing of articles, covers, ads and reviews.

To begin searching go to:


Follow the login procedure and then the hyperlink to the database.


Access is via IP address and the trial runs to 31st May 2019.

We welcome feedback – good or bad – on this trial, please contact Steve Corn with your comments.