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Film Studies

  • American Screenwriters
    Call Number: PN1998.A2 A585
  • British Film Catalogue 1895-1970
    Call Number: PN1993.5 G7 G5
  • Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation
    Call Number: NC1765 B4213 1994
  • Cowboy's Trail Guide to Westerns
    Call Number: PN1995.9 W4 M3787 2003
  • Encyclopedia of Film
    Call Number: PN1993.45.G65 2007
  • Encyclopedia of Novels into Film
    Call Number: PN1997.85 T54
  • Encyclopedia of Stage Plays into Film
    Call Number: PN1997.85 T54 2001
  • Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies
    Call Number: PN1993.45 H28
  • Screen World
    Call Number: PN1993.3.D3

Film Literature Index
Access: unrestricted
Coverage: 1976-2001
Content: The Film Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular. More than 2,000 subject headings provide detailed analysis of the articles. You can search the citations or browse by subject headings, person names, production titles, or corporate names.

Fine Arts and Music Collection
Access: InfoTrac, network restricted
Coverage: 1980-present
Content: Collection of 200 full-text periodicals covers different types of art and expression. It provides broad coverage of the arts from music and music theory to drama and the performing arts. It also provides content in the visual arts and art history.

New York Times (1851-2008)
Access: Network restricted
Coverage: 1851-2008
Content: ProQuest's New York Times offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

New York Times (1980-present)
Access: Network restricted
Coverage: 1980-present
Content: ProQuest's New York Times offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Project Muse
Access: Network restricted
Coverage: varies (most titles cover the previous 2-5 years)
Content: Full-text Film Studies journals include: Camera Obscura, Cinema Journal, Film History: An International Journal, The Moving Image, and Wide Angle, and many more.

  • Film Noir Foundation The Film Noir Foundation was created to serve as an "educational resource regarding the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of film noir as an original American cinematic movement." The materials on the site are divided into nine sections, including "Video Archives", "NoirCity", and "News".
  • Internet Movie Database (Most likely the largest free database of its kind, IMDB catalogs millions of details for hundreds of thousands of movies. Reviews come from authoritative sources as well as site visitors. Television shows and movies are also included.)
  • Research Guide in Film Studies: Yale University (Resources arranged by topic: Film Genres and Themes, Social and Other Aspects of Cinema, Film Theory, Philosophy and Aesthetics, Literature and Film, Music and Sound in Motion Pictures, Animation, International Cinema, Movie Industry and Personnel, Filmmaking and Production, Biographical Information, and Film Festivals and Awards.)

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