Film and Media Studies Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Media
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Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
  • Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text
    Bibliographic and full-text database of film and television articles from scholarly and popular publications. Includes images from the MPTV Image Archive of entertainment photography.
  • Film Literature Index (1976-2001)
    Index of scholarly and popular journals in film and television from over 30 countries.
  • Film Index International
    Provides indexing for thousands of films from the silent era to the latest blockbusters, with searchable plot summaries and full cast and crew lists.
  • FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database (1972 to present)
    Index of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals.
  • Performing arts database (1864 to present)
    Covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theater, opera, film, television and more.
  • Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
    Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.
    Full-text backfiles of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)
  • Arts & Humanities Database
    Full-text publications that focus on art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theatre and cultural studies.
  • OpinionArchives
    Searchable full-text archives for 17 periodicals (Harper's, Commonweal, Dissent, the New Yorker, the National Review, and more) known for commentaries and reviews on politics, culture, and the arts.
Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
Find images and streaming audio and video in these collections (also see the Images Research Guide).
  • Kanopy Streaming Video
    Kanopy offers a broad selection of thousands of streaming films, documentaries, and theatrical releases covering a wide variety of subject areas, with additional new releases launched monthly. If close-captioning is not included, it can be requested. Interactive transcripts are included. Note that US feature films are not typically part of the Kanopy offerings.
  • Ubu-Web
    Large web-based educational resource for avant-garde material.
  • Television News Archive (1968 to present)
    Searchable archive of abstracts of news broadcasts from 1968 to present (ABC, CBS, NBC), 1995 to present (CNN), selected content from PBS and FOX News.
Start with these recommended freely available resources in this discipline.
  • Experimental Television Center Video History Project
  • IMDb (Internet Movie Database)
  • Museum of the Moving Image collection catalog
    Catalog of museum images and artifacts related to producing, promoting, and exhibiting motion pictures, television, and digital media.
  • Media History Digital Library (Lantern)
    Open access co-production of the Media History Digital Library and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Communication Arts. Provides access to digitized texts from the histories of film, broadcasting, and recorded sound.
  • AP Images
    Contemporary and historical news and culture photographs from Associated Press. Also available are audio files from the 1920s to the present, Associated Press news stories from 1997 forward, and a collection of maps, charts/graphs, logos, illustrations).
  • Open Culture
    Free cultural and educational media, including special collections of Oscar-winning movies, and films by Andrei Tarkovsky, Charlie Chaplin, and others.
  • Open Vault
    WGBH (Boston) public radio and television station's Media Library and Archives, with video, audio, images, searchable transcripts, and resource management tools.
  • Duke Digital Collections
    American advertising from the 1850s through the 1950s.
  • European Film Gateway
    Access to film and film-related treasures collected and preserved by 16 European film archives.
  • Pictorial Media Archaeology Museum
    Online Media Museum of “intriguing and mostly forgotten Early Vintage Visual Media.”
  • American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB)
    Catalog of American public radio and television content dating back to the 1950s. Materials available to researchers at WGBH (Boston) and Library of Congress.

Television beyond and across the Iron Curtain Frost Library; PN1992.3.R8 T45 2016

The platinum age of television : from I love Lucy to The walking dead, how TV became terrific (Bianculli, David, author.) Frost Library; PN1992.3.U5 B57 2016

Settle for more (Kelly, Megyn, author.) Frost Library; PN1992.4.K4255 A3 2016

The ultimate Game of Thrones and philosophy : you think or die Frost Library; PN1992.77.G35 U48 2017

La cuisine en spectacle : les émissions de recettes à la télévision française (1953-2012) (Roger, Olivier, author.) Frost Library; PN1992.8.C68 R65 2016

Vampira and her daughters : women horror movie hosts from the 1950s into the internet era (Cotter, Bobb, author.) Frost Library; PN1992.8.F5 C68 2017

Irony in Film (MacDowell, James.) Frost Library; PN1992.8.I76 M33 2016

Television for women : new directions Frost Library; PN1992.8.W65 T45 2017

A Flickering truth Frost Library; PN1993.5.A33 F54

La masificación del cine en Chile, 1907-1932 (Iturriaga, Jorge, 1974- author.) Frost Library; PN1993.5.C3 I88 2015

An accented cinema : exilic and diasporic filmmaking (Naficy, Hamid.) Frost Library; PN1993.5.D44 N34 2001

Rethinking Third Cinema Frost Library; PN1993.5.D44 R48 2003

European art cinema (White, John, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; PN1993.5.E8 W48 2017

Cultural studies approaches in the study of Eastern European cinema : spaces, bodies, memories Frost Library; PN1993.5.E82 C85 2016

The cinematic bodies of Eastern Europe and Russia : between pain and pleasure Frost Library; PN1993.5.E852 C56 2016

Screening modern Irish fiction and drama Frost Library; PN1993.5.I73 S374 2016

India on the Western screen : imaging a country in film, TV, and digital media (Mitra, Ananda, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; PN1993.5.I8 M4655 2016

Reform cinema in Iran : film and political change in the Islamic Republic (Atwood, Blake Robert, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; PN1993.5.I846 A89 2016

Making icons : repetition and the female image in Japanese cinema, 1945-1964 (Coates, Jennifer, author.) Frost Library; PN1993.5.J3 C63 2016

Zainichi cinema : Koreans-in-Japan film culture (Dew, Oliver, author.) Frost Library; PN1993.5.J3 D49 2016

Performing femininity : woman as performer in early Russian cinema (Morley, Rachel, author.) Frost Library; PN1993.5.R9 M67 2017

Screening Soviet nationalities : kulturfilms from the Far North to Central Asia (Sarkisova, Oksana, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; PN1993.5.R9 S37 2017

Film and television genres of the late Soviet era (Prokhorov, Alexander, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; PN1993.5.S65 P75 2017

Dreamlands : immersive cinema and art, 1905-2016 (Iles, Chrissie, author.) Frost Library; PN1993.5.U6 I45 2016 x

Hollywood and the Great Depression : American film, politics and society in the 1930s Frost Library; PN1993.5.U65 H47 2016

A world redrawn : Eisenstein and Brecht in Hollywood Frost Library; PN1993.5.U65 W675 2016

Jungian film studies : the essential guide (Bassil-Morozow, Helena Victor, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; PN1995 .B2948 2017

Neo-Baroques : from Latin America to the Hollywood Blockbuster Frost Library; PN1995 .N384 2017

Words on screen (Chion, Michel, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; PN1995.3 .C455 2017

Performance and Spanish film Frost Library; PN1995.9.A26 P474 2016

China and the Chinese in popular film : from Fu Manchu to Charlie Chan (Richards, Jeffrey, author.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.C47 R53 2017

Beyond a joke : parody in English film and television comedy (Archer, Neil, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.C55 A73 2017

Ecodocumentaries : critical essays Frost Library; PN1995.9.D6 E27 2016

Filming the everyday : independent documentaries in twenty-first-century China Frost Library; PN1995.9.D6 F5685 2017

The act of documenting : documentary film in the 21st century (Winston, Brian, author.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.D6 W56 2017

Possessed women, haunted states : cultural tensions in exorcism cinema (Olson, Christopher J.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.E948 O47 2017

The essay film : dialogue, politics, utopia Frost Library; PN1995.9.E96 E87 2016

Visions of avant-garde film : Polish cinematic experiments from expressionism to constructivism (Kuc, Kamila, author.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.E96 K83 2016

Feasting our eyes : food films and cultural identity in the United States (Lindenfeld, Laura, author.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.F65 L56 2017

The history of genocide in cinema : atrocities on screen Frost Library; PN1995.9.G37 H57 2017

Past imperfect : history according to the movies Frost Library; PN1995.9.H5 P37 1996

Queer cinema in the world (Schoonover, Karl, author.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.H55 S37 2016

Pink 2.0 : encoding queer cinema on the Internet (Tsika, Noah, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.H55 T755 2016

Framing law and crime : an interdisciplinary anthology Frost Library; PN1995.9.J8 F83 2016

Love and marriage across social classes in American cinema (Sharot, Stephen, author.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.L6 S53 2017

Mars in the movies : a history (Miller, Thos. Kent (Thomas Kent), 1945-, author.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.M315 M55 2016

The Third Reich on screen, 1929-2015 (Herzberg, Bob, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.N36 H47 2017

Beyond blaxploitation Frost Library; PN1995.9.N4 B49 2016

What movies teach about race : exceptionalism, erasure, and entitlement (Satchel, Roslyn M., author.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.N4 S34 2017

Film history as media archaeology : tracking digital cinema (Elsaesser, Thomas, 1943-, author.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.P42 E47 2016

The "disguised" political film in contemporary Hollywood : a genre's construction (Kaklamanidou, Betty, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.P6 K272 2016

Critical flicker fusion : psychoanalysis at the movies (Fried, William, author.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.P783 F75 2017

Close encounters between Bible and film : an interdisciplinary engagement Frost Library; PN1995.9.R4 C56 2016

Escape velocity : American science fiction film, 1950-1982 (Schauer, Bradley, author.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.S26 S25 2017

The modern superhero in film and television : popular genre and American culture (Brown, Jeffrey A., 1966-, author.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.S76 B76 2017

Now and then we time travel : visiting pasts and futures in film and television (Sherman, Fraser A.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.T555 S54 2017

Tōkyō dorifutā (Matsue, Tetsuaki, 1977- producer 松江哲明, 1977- producer) Frost Library; PN1995.9.T64 M37

The Twilight saga Frost Library; PN1995.9.T95 T85 2016

Locating the voice in film : critical approaches and global practices Frost Library; PN1995.9.V63 L63 2017

Italy's Other Women : Gender and Prostitution in Italian Cinema, 1940-1965 (Hipkins, Danielle, author.) Frost Library; PN1995.9.W6 H56 2016

The zoo and screen media : images of exhibition and encounter Frost Library; PN1995.9.Z66 Z66 2016

Agassi = The handmaiden Frost Library; PN1997 .A32187

L'albero degli zoccoli Frost Library; PN1997 .A356

American honey Frost Library; PN1997 .A4594

Arrival Frost Library; PN1997 .A7473

The asphalt jungle Frost Library; PN1997 .A76393

Aya de Yopougon Frost Library; PN1997 .A9792

Before midnight Frost Library; PN1997 .B4128a

Before sunset Frost Library; PN1997 .B41334a

Before sunrise Frost Library; PN1997 .B4133a

The birth of a nation Frost Library; PN1997 .B4757

Canoa : a shameful memory Frost Library; PN1997 .C3446

Captain Fantastic Frost Library; PN1997 .C35673

Casablanca Frost Library; PN1997 .C38

Children of men Frost Library; PN1997 .C46786

Les demoiselles de Rochefort = The young girls of Rochefort Frost Library; PN1997 .D3829c

Desde allá = From afar Frost Library; PN1997 .D38535

Don't breathe Frost Library; PN1997 .D6494

The duff Frost Library; PN1997 .D842

Faustrecht der Freiheit Frost Library; PN1997 .F38a

The fits Frost Library; PN1997 .F482a

45 years Frost Library; PN1997 .F633

The girl on the train Frost Library; PN1997 .G5671

Green room Frost Library; PN1997 .G69393

La gueule ouverte [videorecording] : the mouth agape Frost Library; PN1997 .G772

Hell or high water Frost Library; PN1997 .H4386

His girl Friday Frost Library; PN1997 .H545a

Hunt for the Wilderpeople Frost Library; PN1997 .H853

100% no onna no ko [videorecording] ; Panya shūgeki = A girl, she is 100 percent ; Attack on the ba Frost Library; PN1997 .H977

I will follow Frost Library; PN1997 .I1956

Inferno Frost Library; PN1997 .I47454

Kubo and the two strings Frost Library; PN1997 .K7914

Lights out Frost Library; PN1997 .L5372

Dragon Inn Frost Library; PN1997 .L5818a

The love witch Frost Library; PN1997 .L663357

Loving Frost Library; PN1997 .L6634

The man who knew infinity Frost Library; PN1997 .M296

Middle of nowhere Frost Library; PN1997 .M5068

Mildred Pierce Frost Library; PN1997 .M522a

Moonlight Frost Library; PN1997 .M6582