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Useful apps for Cinema & Media Studies
● IMDb, the Internet Movie Database, for filmographies, casts, credits, showtimes, reviews, and watchlists for film and TV.
● Letterboxd, a social network for film people with watchlists and reviews.
● Reelgood and JustWatch, streaming search and watchlists.
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Search for the DVD in Van Pelt
Search Franklin for films and TV, streaming or as a DVD. Sometimes, even in the present day with access to many streaming services, for rights reasons, a DVD may be your fastest, or only, option.
Check out up to 10 DVDs at once!
Oxford Bibliographies Online
Under Browse by Subject, select Cinema & Media Studies. There are overviews here on such topics as Censorship, Film Theory Before 1945, and Women in Film.
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film
Encyclopedia covers topics like production, national cinemas, studios, genres, theory and film history. A-Z index, short bios, and further recommended sources.
Oxford Dictionary of Film Studies
Defines terms and concepts in film theory and criticism, film movements and genres, film industry organizations, practices and technical terms.
Cinema Studies Databases
Film & Television Literature Index
Covers film and television literature in all areas of film and television research: scholarly journals and industry publications, with selective coverage of other publications. Subjects covered include film and television theory, preservation and restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects of film and television, entertainment law, and film and television reviews. Index only.
Includes the sources: Animation (2005-); Cahiers du Cinéma (1987-); Film Comment (1984-); Screen (1971-); Sight & Sound (1987-)
FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals
FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals is published by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) and contains several databases: the International Index to Film Periodicals, the International Index to Television Periodicals, the List of Periodicals Indexed, the Treasures from the Film Archives, the FIAF Affiliates Publications and the Film and TV Documentation Collections.
Film Index International
A reference work for films and biographical information about directors, producers, actors and more, from the British Film Institute (BFI). Unlike freely available resources such as the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), includes scholarly and academic work. Entries include credits, plot synopses, filmographies, important dates, citations of original reviews from the time of a film's release, interviews, and obituaries. More comprehensive coverage of international films than other indexes.
Tip: Use Advanced Search, scroll down, and check "Film Studies" only
New York Times and other major newspapers
CAIRN Bouquet Général
Film Literature Index (FLI)
Index only website from Indiana University. Last updated 2005.