Film and Media Studies
Explore research tools in the fields of film, artistic media, and cinema
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Basic Film Information
- For basic information about films, start with these resources; for more in-depth information, consult Research Tools: Background Information
- Film Index InternationalFind information about films worldwide.
- American Film Institute (AFI) CatalogFind information about American movies.
Search for Articles
- Use the databases below as a starting point to identify scholarly journal articles on your topic; for a more complete listing, consult Research Tools: Journal Articles
- Film & Television Literature IndexThe first place to go for scholarly articles in the field; for movie stills, click on IMAGES at the top of the search page before entering search terms.
- Academic Search UltimateExplore this scholarly index for journal articles in nearly every academic field of study.
- JSTORSearch this archive of full-text scholarly journals spanning a number of disciplines.
- Media History Digital LibraryA non-profit digital archive of classic media periodicals in the public domain
- Oxford Bibliographies Online: Cinema & Media StudiesSearch this database offers brief encyclopedic entries with extensive lists of peer-reviewed books, articles, and websites on many important topics in the field.
- MRQE: Movie Review Query EngineA searchable index of reviews, news, interviews, and other materials associated to specific movies; especially good for current films.