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Journal Articles

Academic Search Complete Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.

JSTOR Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
An electronic repository of full-text journals in a variety of disciplines, Jstor includes the full text of journals starting from the origin of their publication, but often does not have the most recent 2-5 years.

ATLA Religion with Full Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index and full text of biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues. Includes reviews of some films and religious perspectives on and presence in films.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
DOAJ is a database of more than 4,000 open access, peer-reviewed journals.

MLA International Bibliography Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index and full text of journals and books of literature and literary criticism.

SocIndex with Full Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Index and full text of sociology and social work journals. Includes reviews and articles about films with sociological/social work themes (like poverty).

Magazines & Newspapers

LexisNexis Academic Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Contains full-text newspapers, including reviews. Try searching a movie/film title, then use the Subject options (on the left-hand side) to limit just to Movie Reviews.

Newspaper Source Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. Covers 1985-present.

Publications in the Field

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Search for a journal, magazine, or other periodical by its exact title, the beginning words of the title, or words within the title. You can also browse by Category for journals in your field of interest.

Reference Materials

New Biographical Dictionary of Film On campus use only
In its fifth edition, and with more than 100 new entries—from Judd Apatow to Mark Wahlberg—the classic, beloved film book, better than ever. For this edition, Thomson has updated and in some cases recast every biography, and has added 100 new entries (Clive Owen, Scarlett Johansson, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Heath Ledger, for example). The book now includes almost 1,500 biographical entries.
Call number: REF PN1998.2 .T49 2010

Videos

Archive.org Moving Image Archive Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.

New World Cinema: Independent Features & Shorts, 1990-Present Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Resource contains video
The collection includes over 200 full-length feature films from leading independent distributors such as Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, MK2, and Global Lens. There are also some 50 award winning short films.

All films were presented at major film festivals, many were nominated for awards, and many have won major awards.

Websites

CineFiles Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
CineFiles contains scanned images of reviews, press kits, festival and showcase program notes, newspaper articles, and other documents from the PFA Library's extensive collection covering world cinema, past and present. Citations are available for all documents, and page images are available for documents with copyright clearance.

IMDb Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is now the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content with a searchable database of more than 100 million data items including more than 2 million movies, TV and entertainment programs and more than 4 million cast and crew members.

Movie Review Query Engine Unrestricted Resource
The Movie Review Query Engine (MRQE) is a continually growing site provides a searchable index of all published and available reviews, news, interviews, and other materials associated with specific movies.

Google Scholar Unrestricted Resource
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.