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Film Studies: Finding Articles
A guide with resources pertaining to film studies.
When searching for journal articles, you will notice the View Now button on many of your search results. Clicking on the View Now button will lead you to links for the full-text of the article or let you know that we do not have electronic full-text for that article.
Offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to 1963 and contains over 1.7 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series, and 1,000 book publishers.
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. Covers the years 1976-2001. Does not include links to text.
Includes indexing for several important film journals from 1964-2006. For best results, use the "Advanced Search" to find article titles and authors or browse by journal title in the "Film, Theater, and Performing Arts" discipline category.
Archived back-issues of several film-related journals with full-text. Dates range from 1802-2000. For best search results, search by keywords in "Article Search" or for journal title in "Find Journals." A list of film journals can be found in "Find Journals" under the "Performing Arts" subject.
Indexes several scholarly and popular film journals with some full-text options. On the EBSCOhost platform.
General Resources for Film Reviews and News
Many of these databases will feature film reviews or news about the film industry in general. For best results when searching for reviews, use the "Advanced Search" option whenever possible and specify both the title of the film you are researching and the term "review."
Includes several journals specifically about film, as well as many general interest magazines which feature reviews. Does not offer full-text directly, but you can use the View Now button to look for other sources of full-text (see the box to the left).
If you are looking for electronic access to a specific journal, you can find it by using E-Journals A-Z.
Search by the journal title, NOT the article title, and it will link you to the database that has the full-text (when available). Check the dates of coverage for each journal if you are looking for a specific article.