Resource spotlight: Media Psychology

This is part of a series of spotlights on resources available from the RGU library service.


The journal Media Psychology covers “the intersection of psychology and media/mediated communication”.  It is interdisciplinary and includes reports of empirical research, theory papers, state-of-the-art reviews and meta-analyses that contribute to theory and advance the body of knowledge about the psychology of uses, processes, or effects of the media.

Some recent articles are:

  • Morally Judging Entertainment: A Case Study of Live Tweeting During Downton Abbey
    Written by Qihao Ji & Arthur A. Raney. Published in 2015 in volume 18, issue 2, pp. 221-242.
  • Cosmetic Customization of Mobile Phones: Cultural Antecedents, Psychological Correlates
    Written by Seoyeon Lee & S. Shyam Sundar. Published in 2015 in volume 18, issue 1, pp. 1-23.
  • Ambivalent Versus Univalent Voters: Perceived Media Influences and Third-Person Perceptions
    Written by Chingching Chang, Ran Wei & Ven-Hwei Lo. Published in 2014 in volume 17, issue 4, pp. 420-450.

RGU library service provides access to this journal online from 1999 to the present day from Taylor and Francis.

To take a look at the online journal you can always get access to it from the library catalogue which includes log in information in the full record section.

Alternatively you can follow this link to the website and see what the Media Psychology journal has to offer*.

*To log in please enter your RGU username and password when prompted.

Have a question about finding information or referencing? Drop in and see us in IT Lab 337.

As you know the library is running a programme of classes throughout the semester in IT Lab 337 in the Georgina Scott Sutherland Learning Centre and these classes are running Monday to Friday in either the morning or the afternoon.

But sometimes you have a question not covered by these classes, need a quick answer, or would like to speak to someone one to one.

Therefore when the classes are not being run IT Lab 337 is open for everyone to use / drop in to and a member of library staff will be available to answer any library questions you have such as searching for information or referencing.

This means that if the classes are running 09.00-13.00 then the drop-in is running later that day at 13.00-17.00 and if the classes are running 13.00-17.00 then the drop-in is running earlier that day at 09.00-13.00.

Next week the drop in sessions are:

  • Monday 27th April 13.00-17.00
  • Tuesday 28th April 09.00-13.00
  • Wednesday 29th April 13.00-17.00
  • Thursday 30th April 09.00-13.00
  • Friday 1st May 13.00-17.00

And of course they continue after that as well. We look forward to seeing you there.

EBSCOHost databases and eBooks access problems

There is currently a problem with access to resources, both databases and eBooks, provided by EBSCOHost.

When trying to access these resources, both on and off campus, they are either very slow or not working at all.

This problem has been reported to the company and they are working to resolve it. We apologise for the inconvenience this is causing and we will update you when we know more.

The databases affected are:

  • AMED
  • Art Source
  • Avery Index to Architecture Periodicals
  • Business Source Complete
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Greenfile
  • International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
  • Library Literature and Information Science
  • Library Information Science and Technology Abstracts
  • Medline
  • PsycArticles
  • SportDiscus.