Resources for the Communication, Media, and Film Studies


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Search in over 1.5 million entries is the Specialised Information Service for media, communication and film studies.

Everyone who researches, teaches or studies in these disciplines can search in over 1.5 million entries for books, journal articles, AV media and online resources. Our index consists of more than 35 special data sources tailored to the individual subjects, which are constantly updated and expanded by us.

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For almost all books and articles, shows you whether the medium is already in the holdings of your own university library. If this is not the case, you may order the article or a partial copy with one click. If you do not find a resource at all, write us and we will take care of it. informs about novelties

Every week there are around 40 new publications of relevance to the field. You can order new books with one click and we will deliver them directly to you, on loan for 30 days. promotes Open Access

Many of the resources found via are freely accessible. We also mark Open Access documents specifically in the search results. licenses resources

Via, all users who work full-time in science have access to special FID licenses. In addition, we have a constantly growing range of e-books licensed specifically for