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Includes film reviews for the Chicago Sun-Times, 1986-present.
Complete online access (including advertisements) to the full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2013. For current access, see U.S. Newsstream, LexisNexis Academic, and other sources.
Provides indexing of general-interest periodicals published in the United States, including full coverage of the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature. Reflects the history of the 20th century, offering access to information about history, culture, and seminal developments across nine decades.
An on-demand video streaming service for libraries and other educational institutions, specializing in feature-length films and documentaries.
Provides a forum for scholarship and debate on feminism, culture, and media studies
The leading international journal of academic film and television studies. For online access, please use the tool Journal Finder on the Grinnell College Libraries' homepage.
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.
1926-present. Online database indexing scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
Fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama, and prose, with nearly 400 full-text literature journals and other key criticism and reference resources.
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
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.
Includes over 3,000 essays written by subject experts and assembled into a consistent, readable, and straightforward alphabetical reference work. Entries cover the major areas of popular culture: art, dance, film, music, print culture, social life, sports, television and radio, theater, and more. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
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.
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.
Print Location: Reserve PN1993.45 .H36 2006
Contains articles on a variety of genres, movements, theories, and terms related to cinema studies.
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.
Print Location: Burling 3rd Floor PN1994 .E446x 2006
A starting point to find appropriate sources for background information.
Print Location: 3rd Floor PN1993.45 .C75 2001
Covers post-1960 film and television theory.
Print Location: 3rd Floor PN1993.45 .E53 2005
Contains articles on a variety of topics related to early cinema.
Print Location: 3rd Floor PN1995.9.F54 M39 2007
Covers Film Noir history from 1939 to today.
Print Location: 3rd Floor PN1995.9.D6 E53 2006
Provides over 700 entries related to documentary film around the world.
Print Location: 3rd Floor PN1993.45 .B49 2001
Contains entries on terms used in 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.
Explore our collection of documentary and feature films by limiting catalog searches to the Material Type of MEDIA.
Feature films from many countries whose copyright protection is believed to have expired. Available for streaming or download.
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.
A collaborative project providing online access to performances of Shakespeare from many parts of the world as well as essays and metadata provided by scholars and educators in the field.
Provides a list of online collections at the Library of Congress containing motion pictures. Select promising collections before trying your search.
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.
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.
Provides listings and in-depth information about 21,000 films released internationally between 1888 and 1929.
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.
Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.
Professor Erik Simpson's site containing class material used in various courses. This section covers tools used to analyze and critique films.
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