Articles are smaller in scope than books and can therefore focus on more particular aspects of a given topic.
Articles in scholarly journals are peer-reviewed and have gone through an anonymous formal vetting and editing process. Articles in magazines or newspapers are accepted at the discretion of a single editor.
Search the following databases for film criticism and analysis.
American Film Institute Catalog
The AFI Catalog lists films, with plot summaries, filmographic information, and more ...
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.
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.