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Research Guides

Film Studies

Secondary Sources

Finding Critical and Scholarly Reviews

  • International Index to the Performing Arts Full Text (Chadwyck Healey)
    • 1864-present 
    • Scholarly and popular journals on performing arts--drama, theater, dance, film, television and more
    • E.g. German and silent films
  • Academic Search Complete (Ebsco)
    • Date varies.
    • Scholarly and popular journals with selected full text covering a comprehensive range of subjects
  • Film Indexes Online (Chadwyck Healey)
    • 1893 - present 
    • Searching across 3 key film research resources: "International Index to Film Periodicals - Full Text" [1972-present]; "Film Index International" [1900-present]; "AFI Catalog" [1893-1971]
  • Film Literature Index Online
    • 700,000+ citations to articles, film reviews and book reviews
  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index
    • Multidisciplinary index covering 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.
    • E.g. - Hollywood and war
  • MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO)
    • 1926-present
    • Bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Subjects consist of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, and dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing
  • Art Full Text (Wilson)
    • (Index from 1984, abstract 1994, & full text 1997) 
  • Articles from periodicals published throughout the world with selected full-text coverage, including periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins

History, Literature, Arts, Sociology and Political Science

  • America: History and Life (EBSCO)
    • Prehistory - present
    • Comprehensive bibliography of articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.
  • Art Retrospective (Wilson)
    • 1929-1984 
    • Leading English-language sources, plus others published in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. Besides periodicals, users have access to data from important yearbooks and select museum bulletins.
  • 19th Century Masterfile
    • Over 60 subject indexes to Periodicals, Newspapers, Books, US Congressional Record, US and UK Government Documents and more
  • PCI (Periodicals Contents Index)
    • 1770- present
    • Indexes citations from critical articles as well as book and performance review in humanities and social sciences journals
  • Essay & General Literature Index (1985-present)
    • History, psychology, religion, political science to folklore, film, music, drama, and literature
  • LexisNexis Academic Previous 10 years to present
    • Covering national and regional periodicals, trade journals and newspapers. Search path: News > Source > Book, movie, music, play and video reviews
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