VCU Libraries

Research Guides

MATX Media Art & Text

Research guide for VCU's PhD program Media Art & Text (MATX) with basic resources for the historical and theoretical study of media, both old and new. Supports Department of English, the School of the Arts and the School of Mass Communications.

Media & Communication Journals

Interlibrary Loan

If you can't find what you need at VCU, try these resources to borrow from other libraries.

Google Books

Citations, tables of contents, and whole or partial books from throughout the history of printing.

Google Book Search

Google Scholar

Scholarly literature crawled by Google.

Customize Google Scholar with VCU Libraries collections.

Google Scholar Search

Art and Design Databases

Try the Design or Contemporary Art Guides for additional resources.


Language & Literature Databases

Try the Literary Criticism or the Literature & Leisure Reading guide for more resources.


Mass Communications Databases

Interdisciplinary Resources

Primary Source Collections

Try the History guide for more tips on finding primary sources.


Theses and Dissertations

Dissertations may be useful sources for researching the state of the field
and the bibliographies can often provide a wealth of new sources.