New resource alert!

We now have access to the complete digitised archive of Rolling Stone magazine, through our ProQuest 350 subscription.
From the first issue in 1967 to the present day, The Rolling Stone magazine has served as a critical source of news, entertainment and cultural information. For generations, students and young adults have turned to this iconic publication for fashion, society, music news, criticism and more. This digital archive will allow scholars to find articles, images and adverts that support their research. The collection provides coverage of cultural and countercultural movements from the 1960’s forward, highlighting key figures and events such as Woodstock, or the Iraq War. It allows for cross-disciplinary teaching and research in music, popular culture, arts, entertainment, politics, and 20th century history.
You can find the Rolling Stone digital archive on our library catalogue DiscoverEd. It is also listed in our databases A-Z and on the ‘databases by subject’ webpage for Music databases .

RIPM Jazz Periodicals online archive trial goes live!

We are delighted to announce that our trial access to RIPM Jazz Periodicals online archive is now active.
RIPM Jazz is a fully searchable rich and extensive collection of American Jazz Periodicals, a key primary source reference and research tool for all libraries. It benefits from RIPM’s partnership with the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, which holds one of the most extensive collections of jazz periodicals in the world.
To access the trial go to

New content added to Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

The latest update to the Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (EIMA) includes new Melody Maker content.
More than 300,000 pages have been added to EIMA in the most recent data update. Further content for thirteen periodicals, including three brand new titles, is now available to search and browse.
Highlights include:

  • Launched in 1926, Melody Maker was the world’s first weekly music newspaper and was widely regarded as “the musician’s journal”. It appealed to a more mature audience than its long-time British rival NME (New Musical Express, also available) and devoted more coverage to “minority” interests such as jazz and folk and prided itself on a consistently serious and balanced critique of populist movements such as grunge, indie and dance. Over 1,400 issues are now available, representing more than 30 years of content, from 1968 right up to the magazine’s final issue in 2000.
  • Following up on the addition of The Billboard last year, there is now even more content from this essential publication for the study of the theatre and early cinema. Over 800 issues have been added, providing unbroken coverage of the years 1963-1969 and 1976-1986 as well as filling gaps throughout the publication’s entire run.
    Nearly 1,000 further issues of Variety are included in this update. In addition to filling gaps in the existing range, these issues contribute to offering complete coverage for the 1940s.

To access the ProQuest Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive, go to: