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Film & Media

Key Jounal Indexes

Reviews, production, and biographical information.
The AFI Catalog lists films, with plot summaries, filmographic information, and more ...
Film and Television Literature Index
Online counterpart of Film Literature Index.
Film Literature Index
REF Z5784.M9.F45 1973-2004
Indexes scholarly, popular and trade film journals. Online counterpart: Film and Television Literature Index. For earlier scholarship, consult Retrospective Index to Film Periodicals.
Retrospective Index to Film Periodicals, 1930-1971
REF Z5784.M9B39
Includes contents of fourteen film journals, plus the film reviews and articles from the Village Voice.

Other Relevant Databases

A multi-disciplinary database which provides indexing (with abstracts) to peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, monographs and reports.
Indexes scholarly articles about film as well as critical reviews of films. 
British Humanities Index
AI3.B86 from 1962-2009 (Compact Shelving)
Source of information, especially about British films, actors, directors and more....
CBCA Complete indexes 640 periodicals and daily news sources (over 480 of which are Canadian), plus indexing to an additional 1,100 other titles (over 95% Canadian).
Print holdings: 1920 - 1998: Check QCAT
Information about Canadian films, actors, actresses, directors and other people in the film industry.
The Critical Index: A Bibliography of Articles on Film in English, 1946-1973
REF Z5784.M9.G47
Indexes articles from over 20 American, British, and Canadian journals on directors, producers, actors, critics, screenwriters, cinematographers, specific films and the history of the film industry.
Current newspapers held until microfilm received
1851-   Microfilm AN2.N5N48
1980-   Factiva


Why Use an Index?

Use an article index to find journal articles on your topic, as well as film criticism and other materials related to film and media studies.

Some will contain the full text of journals and those that don't usually provide links to the full text if it is available via other databases in our collection.

Evaluate Articles

Articles are important in your research as they contain the most-up-to-date research in a given field and often focus on a particular aspect of a topic.

But not all journal articles will be useful for your essay so you will need to evaluate before you use them. 

Consult our guide, Distinguishing Scholarly from Non Scholarly Periodicals, to discover the difference.