This 2019 Bloomsbury publication by Áine Mangaoang is an excellent interdisciplinary research and teaching resource, which has relevance for anyone studying media, popular music, dance, performance, participatory culture and postcolonial politics and surveillance. First in the series of New Approaches to Sound, Music and Media, edited by Holly Rogers, Carol Vernallis and Lisa Perrott.
A collaboratively curated open access textbook for Media and Communication Studies students in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. Led by Erika Pearson with assistance from Bernard Madill (both from the University of Otago) and featuring contributors from Massey University, University of Canterbury and University of South Australia — the open textbook project is an experiment in the production of open educational resources in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Drawing on Couldry's work on media and social theory, this book explores how questions of power and ritual, capital and social order, and the conduct of political struggle, professional competition, and everyday life, are all transformed by today's complex combinations of traditional and 'new' media. This both a major intervention in the field and required reading for all students of media and sociology.
A collection of essays which explores the relations between sound and image in audiovisual media. Scholars with expertise in film studies, philosophy, musicology, pornography, digital gaming, and media studies draw on a range of media texts including blockbuster cinema, video art, music videos, video games, amateur video compilations, visualisation technologies, documentaries, and immersive theater to address myriad subjects such as the transition of cinematic discourses to digital production and distribution, the relations between screens and public space, and the shifting nature of noise within digital ecosystems.


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Abstracts of articles and books published in the primary professional literature of the communications field. Provided by the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship (CIOS).
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Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC) offers full text and indexing and abstracts for journals covering communication, mass media, linguistics, rhetoric, language, logic, and other closely related fields. It is a rich reference tool encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline.
An online directory of academic, peer-reviewed, open access books. Search by keyword or browse by subject.
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DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals, covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.

eTV has over 20,000 TV and Library recordings and is growing daily. University of Waikato staff can request any show broadcast within the last 14 days to be archived and added to the eTV library. Teaching staff can embed recordings in Learning Management Systems such as Moodle.

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Contains abstracts of selected New Zealand serials, including newspapers, about New Zealand and the South Pacific. Subjects covered include general interest material, social research, current affairs, the arts and humanities.
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Access to archival issues of journals with coverage usually ending three to five years before present. Back issues of over 1500 journals in the arts, humanities, science, and social sciences with links to current issues available in Project Muse.
Kanopy offers a broad collection of streaming videos from producers such as BBC Active, Media Education Foundation, Ronin Films, and more. Films include theatrical releases, documentaries, training films, and art cinema. Users can create their own accounts to comment on videos, manage playlists, create clips and review viewing history. Some titles visible in Kanopy are not part of our current collection. If you need a film for research or teaching purposes that is not immediately available, please complete the request form.
Coverage: 1926 to present (Index)
Produced by the Modern Language Association. Provides access to scholarly research in over 7,000 journals and series as well as monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies etc in the fields of literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Limited to four simultaneous users.
Oxford's Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas, in ebook format, in the arts and humanities; including History, Literature, Philosophy, and Religion. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.
Screen Studies offers a broad range of content to support moving image studies, taking users from script to screen and beyond. It comprises an exceptional collection of award-winning screenplays, critical and contextual books on film from the late nineteenth century to the present, and an interactive timeline of cinema history. Starting with an initial 300 screenplays and books, and updated annually, Screen Studies is an essential resource for academics and students engaged in research and learning around film history, theory and practice, and includes practical instruction on screenwriting, TV, animation and film making technique. Includes world cinema.
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Te Puna Search (WorldCat Discovery) provides a view of New Zealand libraries’ holdings and the holdings of other libraries around the world for both library staff and patrons. Discovery searches over OCLC WorldCat plus other databases.
Coverage: 1785 - six years ago
The complete digital edition of the Times (London) is a primary source for researchers of world history, politics, and literature. Contains articles and letters to the editor from famous writers. The entire newspaper has been captured and is searchable, including all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photographs.
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Access to records for over 1.2 billion items, including theses, books and articles from all parts of the world. lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world, and grows every day thanks to the efforts of librarians and other information professionals. There are links to full-text where this is available.


Covers all aspects of film studies, including terms, concepts, debates, and movements in film theory and criticism, national, international and transnational cinemas, film history, film movements and genres, and the film industry. Contains recommendations for further reading.  
The Dictionary of Film Terms focus on "aesthetic" terminology dealing with techniques, concepts, genres, and styles that have evolved as a part of cinematic expression and analysis.
This dictionary provides a basic vocabulary of terms used in the media and entertainment industries. It is ideal for all students of Media Studies and related subjects, as well as those working for the first time in jobs such as journalism, radio and television production and advertising.
Comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date, this volume is an indispensable guide to the study of film. Provides an overview of the main disciplinary approaches to film studies, an explanation of the core concepts and methods involved in film analysis, a survey of the major issues and debates in the study of film, and critical discussion of key areas.


Building on and bringing up to date the material presented in the first instalment of Directory of World Cinema: Australia and New Zealand, this volume continues the exploration of the cinema produced in Australia and New Zealand since the beginning of the twentieth century.
Fully revised and updated, the second edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, first published in 2001, offers a source of social and behavioral sciences reference material that is broader and deeper than any other. Comprises over 3,900 articles, commissioned by 71 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.
Over 50 scholars clearly define, and analyze step by step, many of the fundamental concepts in film theory, ranging from concepts such as 'Apparatus', 'Gaze', 'Genre', and 'Identification', to Alain Badiou's 'Inaesthetics', Gilles Deleuze's 'Time-Image', and Jean-Luc Nancy's 'Evidence'. An ideal reference book for undergraduates of film studies, as well as graduate students new to the discipline.
This reference provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history. Approximately 200 entries cover specific topics, including acting, censorship, editing, lighting and others.


This peer reviewed journal contains articles on film, movie history, television, film criticism, acting, production and film writing.  It represents recent scholarship by members of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, which, founded in 1959, is the largest professional organization of moving image media scholars. Topics covered include Film, Cinema, Television, Media Studies, Visual Arts, Cultural Studies, Film and Media History, and Moving Image Studies.
Critical analysis of the performance of the news media--both print and broadcast. Seeks to assess the performance for journalists and help define standards of honest, responsible service. Published by Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York.
A major peer-reviewed journal at the intersection of the creative arts, design and digital technologies. Articles cover practical and theoretical aspects of making or using digital media in creative disciplines. Topics include visual arts, interaction design, physical computing and making, computational materials, textile and fashion design, filmmaking and animation, game design, music, dance, drama, architecture and urban design.
An arts and culture magazine featuring reviews and analysis of mainstream, art-house, and avant-garde filmmaking from around the world. Founded in 1962, it is the official publication of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. For a brief outline of each magazine issue, visit the Film Comment archive.
Explores the nature of writing for the moving image in the broadest sense, highlighting current academic thinking around scriptwriting. Investigates a broad range of methodologies and approaches to studying the scriptwriting form, in particular: the history of the form, contextual analysis, the process of writing for the moving image, the relationship of scriptwriting to the production process and how the form can be considered in terms of culture and society.
This peer reviewed international journal publishes both critical and creative work – offering a forum for debate, as well as an avenue for the publication of the best stories, poems, creative non-fiction and works for the stage or for the screen. Articles may focus on: creative writing in universities and colleges; pedagogy, practice and research; the processes of creative writers, their drafts and completed work; the history of particular writing forms; analysis of particular creative works.
Coverage: Full text available up until the most recent two years, table of contents available for all years.
This semi annual multidisciplinary peer reviewed journal contains academic research articles, book reviews, essays and short stories. Topics include economic development, business, government and politics, religion, culture, music, and media. Contributors are from New Zealand and abroad. Published by the New Zealand Asian Studies Society (NZASIA), the main professional organisation of tertiary Asian Studies scholars in New Zealand.
A scholarly journal devoted to the screen cultures of, and film scholarship from, the Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific region. Features academic articles focusing on current and historical trends, representations, themes, styles, debates and scholarly work. Studies in Australasian Cinema asks: What shapes, and has shaped the contemporary filmmaking landscape and screen cultures in the region? What theoretical and critical discussions of cinema and associated formats are, and have been in the past, the most visible in Australasia? What policies, practices, modalities and technologies define Australasian cinema and associated imagemaking?


Media and market research information, media trends, TV, cinema and magazine readership by country.
Database dedicated to British film classics.
Developed by Dr Geoff Lealand, associate professor of Screen and Media Studies at the University of Waikato, this site documents and celebrate the abundance of unique art house/independent cinemas in the towns and cities of New Zealand. Cinemas of New Zealand was the inspiration behind Nick Homler’s documentary “The Reel People of New Zealand”, which was first screened in the Doc Edge Festival 2017 in Wellington and Auckland.
A film and television resource, containing information on films and TV programmes, including credits, filmographies, plot descriptions and links to reviews.
Pronounced Media Archive, this is a free, nonprofit, scholar-led digital archive for media, film and communication studies. Hosted by the Center for Open Science, for media, film, and communication scholars, this site contains working papers, pre-prints, accepted manuscripts (post-prints), and published manuscripts.
This website showcases NZ television, film and music video. You can view over 900 locally-made titles in full, or as excerpts, from 1943-2010. Many titles have background pieces written by those involved in the production. For each title there are profiles of the key cast and crew, and links to related information.
This website contains material on the mass media and its relationship to people's identities, gender, sexuality and behaviour and offers a range of other resources.
The Wairoa Maori Film Festival promotes the indigenous storyteller narrative. The festival was established in 2005 by Te Roopu Whakaata Maori i Te Wairoa - Wairoa Maori Film Festival Inc. The website includes trailers from the 11th Maori film festival held at Wairoa in 2017.
Launched in November 2015 WatchMe is New Zealand's newest video on-demand service showcasing original Kiwi shows. Content includes 'The Watercooler' 'Media Ocre Awards' 'Coach Steve' 'Facebook Drama' 'Like Mike' and 'Niva Knows'.

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