Film Studies


FIAF international index to film periodicals database

The International Index to Film Periodicals contains over 500,000 article citations from more than 345 periodicals. It provides coverage of academicand popular film journals, many of which are linked to a library of film journals. Each entry consists of a full bibliographic description, an abstract, and comprehensive headings (biographical names, film titles and general subjects). Also included is The treasures from the film archives dataset -- a database containing credits and holdings information about the silent-era film holdings of film archives from around the world -- and the full text of 5 reference volumes: Oxford history of world cinema / edited by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith (OUP, 1997); Film analysis: a Norton reader / edited by Jeffrey Geiger and R.L. Rutsky (Norton, 2005); Critical ideas in television studies / John Corner (OUP, 1999); Encyclopedia of early cinema / edited by Richard Abel (Taylor & Francis, 2005); The Routledge companion to film history / edited by William Guynn (Taylor & Francis, 2011).

Film literature index (Online)

The FLI online database contains citations to film, television and video articles, reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001.

Film & television literature index with full text

"Film & Television Literature Index is the definitive index to film and television literature. It is a bibliographic database that provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 300 publications, and selected coverage of 300 more. The database has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes film scholars, college students, and general viewers." --- database description (viewed 11 September2007). Covers journal and magazine titles for film and television reviews, scholarly and critical analysis of cinema and television, and articles of popular interest about film and television. About half the journals and magazines are film periodicals and the other half cover film and television with some regularity. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.

Related Databases

Librarian Specialists

Related Links