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Print Location: PN1994 .E446x 2006
A starting point to find appropriate sources for background information.
Print Location: PN1993.45 .H36 2006
Contains articles on a variety of genres, movements, theories, and terms related to cinema studies.
Print Location: PN1993.45 .C75 2001
Covers post-1960 film and television theory.
Print Location: PN1993 .M4334
Provides reviews of many films from 1927 to 1999.
Provides full text of a wealth of facts, figures, definitions, and translations from 175+ Oxford reference titles, many of which are in-depth, scholarly entries.
Print Location: PN1993.45 .E53 2005
Contains articles on a variety of topics related to early cinema.
Print Location: PN1995.9.F54 M39 2007
Covers Film Noir history from 1939 to today.
Print Location: PN1995.9.D6 E53 2006
Provides over 700 entries related to documentary film around the world.
Print Location: PN1993.45 .B49 2001
Contains entries on terms used in Film Studies.
1926-current. Indexes scholarship on literature, language, linguistics and folklore.
Provides indexing of general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America including full coverage of the original print volumes of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature™. This important resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture and seminal developments across nearly a century.
Covers film and television theory, preservation and restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Includes full text of more than 90 journals and indexing for more than 600 publications.
A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 315 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.
Covers a diverse range of subjects from the humanities, including archaeology, art, classics, philosophy, history, music, linguistics, literature and religion. Some full text is included.
Provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.
Research Pro is a tool for searching multiple databases at the same time. Rather than searching each database individually, you will be able to search up to 40 database at once and view results from a single page. For more information on Research Pro see http://www.grinnell.edu/node/50602.
Complete full text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts and Sciences, Health and General Sciences, and Ecology and Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Access to the full-text of over 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences and mathematics.
Provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.
Provides a list of online collections at the Library of Congress containing motion pictures. Select promising collections before trying your search.
Made available by the Internet Archive, this free public archive includes 2,139 ephemeral films assembled by Rick Prelinger, a filmmaker and historian. A tag cloud of the public collection allows clear, easy access.
The official domain of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), including six sections covering the organization's scope: The Awards, Meet the Academy, Events and Exhibitions, Science and Technology, Education and Outreach, and Research and Preservation. Items of interest are a year-by-year history of the ceremonies, a database of the Academy Awards acceptance speeches, a database of scripts held by Los Angeles area libraries, and the catalogs for the Margaret Herrick Library for film studies.
Collection of over 600 video interviews of well-known television actors, directors, executives, designers, stylists, location managers, and other professionals with years of experience in television.
Contains basic information on over 1 million titles in TV and Film. Includes details such as plot, cast, director, producer, filming location, and links to other related websites.
Provides free access to over 12,000 high-image-quality film clips from over 2,000 films, legally licensed. The clips are indexed by actor, title, genre, occasion, mood, and theme with extensive browsing capabilities. Cofounded by Zach James and Rich Raddon, and enhanced by an advisory board that includes a past president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and other film industry executives.
Provides listings and in-depth information about 21,000 films released internationally between 1888 and 1929.
From the University of Washington, this site focuses on music in Film & TV.
APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, second printing.
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
Collection of links to guides for citation styles, prepared by the Duke University Libraries.
A Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases.
Professor Erik Simpson's site containing class material used in various courses. This section covers tools used to analyze and critique films.
Provides access to the PDF copy of the Listening Room and Audio-Visual Center Collections at Burling Library.
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