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Coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. The database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 380 publications (and selected coverage of 300), as well as full text for more than 120 journals and 100 books. In addition, Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text includes Variety movie reviews from 1914 to present and over 36,300 images from the MPTV Image Archive.

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The Film Literature Index annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries, and 200 other periodicals selectively, for articles related to film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular. More than 2,000 subject headings provide detailed analysis of each article. This version of the database covers the years 1976-2001. FLI provides citations only (no full text), but it is a very valuable resource for film research.

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Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. Communication & Mass Media Complete offers full text dating as far back as 1915.

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From marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.

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Art Full Text is a database that contains articles from periodicals published throughout the world. Selected full text coverage begins in 1997. 

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Art Index Retrospective helps users find contemporary criticism of art at the time of its debut, track the body of work of an artist or movement, find artists' interviews and other commentary, and much more. Coverage dates are 1929-1984, and results are limited to bibliographic information only. Citations only, not full text.

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JSTOR offers both multidisciplinary and discipline-specific collections, covering such topics as Film, Culture, Music etc. JSTOR is not a current issues database. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the content available in JSTOR.

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Project Muse offers nearly 200 journal titles from some 30 scholarly publishers, covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others. Project MUSE provides full-text access to a comprehensive selection of humanities and social sciences journals.

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Academic Search Complete is a broad database containing full text for a wide array of subjects. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: language and linguistics, arts & literature, ethnic studies, and many more.

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Ethnic NewsWatch is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Designed to provide the "other side of the story," ENW titles offer additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press. Ethnic NewsWatch provides thousands of scholarly, full-text articles for area and ethnic studies, such as Jewish studies, African American studies, and Hispanic American studies. This database also has the largest full-text archive of Native American publications.

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This resource indexes journals covering cultural, economic, political & social change. Coverage is international and interdisciplinary. Indexes nearly 300 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines. The theories and practices of socialism and revolution which this database covers inlcude: Ecology; Democracy and Anarchism; Feminism and Organized Labor; Indigenous Peoples; and Gays & Lesbians.

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The Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography provides access to more than 2 million bibliographic citations to journal articles, books, and dissertations from 1926 to the present in academic disciplines such as language, literature, folklore, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, and the dramatic arts. Some of the citations have abstracts, and the database provides links to full-text when available. Users can search by title, subject, author, as well as journal title, and can link to similar results using related subject lists.

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Duke University Press publishes and distributes more than thirty periodicals that span a stimulating range of disciplines within the humanities and sciences--from East Asian cultural studies to French history, from lesbian and gay studies to mathematics and the history of economic thought, from feminism, culture and media studies to medieval and early modern studies.

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Readers' Guide Abstracts is a database containing comprehensive indexing and abstracting of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada.
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Readers' Guide Retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America.

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Save time! Search once for your topic in dozens of research databases.

Journals

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A tool for identifying which Brooklyn College-owned journals are available in electronic format. Search by keyword or by journal title, and find out which of our subscription databases have any given journal.

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The Directory of Open Access Journals is a website that covers free, full-text, quality-controlled online scientific and scholarly journals in all subjects and languages.

Click on the title to try a search within these journals.

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An entertaining and very active online journal, founded in 1974 as a print journal but now fully online. This journal covers all aspects of film, from Animation to Gender Studies to Film Noir. This journal considers submissions by students and scholars alike.

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This is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal hosted by the Philosophy of Language Institute (New University of Lisbon). This journal publishes "original essays and critical articles, reviews, conference reports and interviews, and releases original art work in the field of philosophical inquiry into cinema. The term “cinema” is here taken in its broadest sense as moving image (and image that moves)."

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An open-access, peer-reviewed publication whose aim is "to create a forum for the range of analysis, debate and discussion that only a journal devoted to a detailed film criticism can adequately provide."

This journal, a joint venture between Warwick, Reading, and Oxford Universities, is searchable via the link above, or through the Directory of Open Access Journals www.doaj.org/

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This is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal which focuses on cinema, new media, and television. From the website: "Every issue includes a range of work, ranging of academic essays to film and book reviews, interviews etc, bringing together a variety of people with their varied interests. From the very beginning, one of our primary aims was to create a resource that contributes to the growing practice of open-access to knowledge. This continues to be the our firm political belief and our driving force."

Find this and other open access journals by searching www.doaj.org

Links for Films and Videos

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This is a list of films available under a Creative Commons license.

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“American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.”

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The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Has links to their movie collection, which focuses mainly on everyday life, culture, industry, and institutions in North America in the 20th century.

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The goal of the Prelinger Archives is to collect, preserve, and facilitate access to films of historic significance that haven't been collected elsewhere. Included are films produced by and for many hundreds of important US corporations, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, community and interest groups, and educational institutions. 

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A searchable repository of digitized video content established and maintained by the OVP.

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Open Vault, the home of WGBH Media Library and Archives provides online access to unique and historically important content produced by the public television and radio station WGBH. The ever-expanding site contains video, audio, images, searchable transcripts, and resource management tools, all of which are available for individual and classroom learning.

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This service is designed to help engaged citizens better understand the issues and candidates in the 2012 U.S. elections by allowing them to search closed captioning transcripts to borrow relevant television news programs. The collection now contains 350,000 news programs collected over 3 years from national U.S. networks and stations in San Francisco and Washington D.C.  The archive is updated with new broadcasts 24 hours after they are aired.  Older materials are also being added.”

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“The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is the world’s most extensive and complete archive of television news. We have been recording, preserving and providing access to television news broadcasts of the national networks since August 5, 1968.” 

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Ethnographic Video Online provides a comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior.  Global in scope, the collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more. A core collection for use across the curriculum—from introductory anthropology and sociology courses to advanced interdisciplinary courses in women’s studies, economics, and international studies.

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Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense, directed more than 50 feature films during his long career. Today, his work is admired worldwide, and he’s considered one of our finest directors. Although many of his landmark films remain copyrighted, some of his important works, particularly his early ones, have slipped into the public domain. And so we have catalogued 20 Alfred Hitchcock films that you can watch online – completely for free.

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UbuWeb is a completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts. All materials on UbuWeb are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights belong to the author(s).

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Theatre in Video contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video, amounting to more than 500 hours of video. Users can search, as well as browse by subjects such as actors, directors, genres, and playwrights, and can create individual playlists for further viewing. Each entry contains important bibliographic information.

Animation Resources

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Animation Studies is the Society for Animation Studies’ peer-reviewed online journal. It publishes the society’s conference proceedings and is open to submissions from SAS members. Submissions are accepted on a continuous basis. The journal’s main language is English, but submissions in other languages are also accepted and published with an English abstract. Articles are published at irregular intervals. There is one volume per year, which is cumulative. All articles are licensed under a Creative Commons license and are available for download free of charge.Articles are available in HTML and PDF.

Image Resources

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ARTstor is a digital library of approximately 550,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.
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Cinema Image Gallery provides access to over 150,000 high-quality images from films and television programs. Researchers can find still images of films and programs, as well as images of directors working on the set with actors, hair and makeup stills, and rare behind-the-scenes material. Users are able to search by actor, title, director, as well as browse by genre, and even search by Award Name.

Additional Internet Resources

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Website for a repository of films and related materials by and about African Americans. Included are films which have substantial participation by African Americans as writers, actors, producers, directors, musicians, and consultants, as well as those which depict some aspect of black experience. Early Black Images 1890's to 1900 link offers short online films and the Helpful Links page is worth looking out.
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A comprehensive journey into documentary filmmaking. Interface by topic, filmmaker, or playlist.
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The online center's objective is to provide a space for study and research of myriad topics relating to African women in cinema.

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The Internet Movie Database offers a searchable database of more than 1.8 million movies, TV and entertainment programs and more than 4 million cast and crew members.

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Links to sites about the Latin American film industry.
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Film reviews from newspapers, magazines, and the internet
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Links to past film reviews are on the page as well as links to the recent stories and reviews. Free registration is required.
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Vimeo Video School is a fun place for anyone to learn how to make better videos. Start by browsing Vimeo Lessons, or find specific video tutorials created by other members.

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Established in 1972 to address the under representation and misrepresentation of women in the media industry, Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women.

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