Index of journal articles and books on film and media studies. Includes some full text.
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Contains approximately 700,000 citations to articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001.
Database of streaming videos. Includes documentaries and educational films from Films for the Humanities and Sciences and PBS. (Note that if you are going to link to a video or a segment of a video, you should use the URL provided under the "Details" tab.)
Index of scholarly articles, edited books, and dissertations on literature, languages, film studies and folklore. Includes MLA Directory of Periodicals, which provides detailed information on periodicals covering literature and languages. You can also search MLA International Bibliography through the ProQuest interface.
Over 500 streaming silent features, serials, and shorts produced from the 1890s to the 1930s.
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Database of film and video plot summaries, biographies, and filmographies.
Simultaneously search the catalogs of eight major documentary distributors including: Bullfrog films, California Newsreel, First Run/Icarus Films, and Women Make Movies. Be sure to search the Library Catalog to determine which titles Lafayette owns.
Collection of ethnographic films for the study of human culture and behavior. "Covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century."
Encyclopedia of GLBT art, literature, film, music, and popular culture.
Index of major journals in the humanities and social sciences
Gateway to a variety of film and video collections, including a collection of newsreels produced from 1929-1967 and short, emphemeral films from the Prelinger Archive documenting everyday life, culture, industry, and institutions in the United States from 1927 to 1987.
Database with detailed information about films and the people who make them, including plot summaries, complete cast listings, and box office data.
Digitized collection of classic media periodicals including industry and trade publications and fan magazines.
Reviews of current films, including mainstream, foreign and independent releases. Metacritic editors scan newspapers and magazines for reviews, then convert and compile them into a "Metascore" indicating the critical consensus. All time high and low scores are available for films released 1999 to present. Includes a handy directory of recently nominated and award winning films.
Soviet films, with subtitles, from the archive of the Mosfilm studio in Moscow. Many are unfamiliar to western audiences.
Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the New York Times from the first issue through 2009. (For an electronic version of articles from 2010 forward, use LexisNexis Academic.)
Information about the people behind and in front of the cameras of silent films. Includes filmographies and reviews of books about the era. There is also a list of silent films that are presumed lost.