Search a specific database for film studies articles.
- Communication & Mass Media CompleteCMMC offers indexing and abstracts for over 370 journals, and full text coverage of over 240 journals relating to communication and media. Also features over 3,000 Author Profiles which provide biographical data and bibliographic information, and covering the most prolific, most cited, and most frequently searched for authors in the database. Dates vary, but go back as far as 1915.
- Academic Search CompleteOur largest subscription database, ASC is an excellent starting point for beginning your research in film studies.
- JSTORFull-text database but does NOT have current issues. All journals are scholarly but note that editorials etc. are included. Good source for classic history, anthropology and religion articles for example.
- Project Muse Humanities CollectionSimilar to JSTOR BUT has access to current issues of scholarly journals.
(Brockport does not have full-text access to all journals.) Many religion and literature titles.
Relevant Resources for Film Studies
- AFI Catalog of Feature Films The AFI Catalog, the most authoritative filmographic database on the web, includes entries on nearly 60,000 American feature-length and 17,000 short films produced from 1893-2011, as well as AFI Awards Outstanding Movies of the Year from 2000 through 2010.
- Chambers Film Factfinder A collection of useful and often fascinating information on many aspects of film, from the early days of silent cinema to the twenty-first century.
- Film Studies The department's web page at SUNY Brockport.
- IMDb IMDb is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. IMDb.com offers a searchable database of more than 100 million data items including more than 2 million movies, TV and entertainment programs and more than 4 million cast and crew members.
- Variety Recognized and respected throughout the world of show business, Variety is the premier source of entertainment news. Since 1905, the most influential leaders in the industry have turned to Variety for timely, credible and straightforward news and analysis — information vital to their professions.
- International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers Provides thorough coverage of films and filmmakers, including legendary films, actors and actresses, directors, writers and other production artists. Entries include a detailed essay written by an expert; biographies; filmographies; comprehensive credits; major awards; and updated bibliographies, as well as photographs. General and professional audiences.
Selected Film Studies Journals
- Cinema Journal Journal Description: Cinema Journal publishes essays on a wide variety of subjects from (using) diverse methodological perspectives. A "Professional Notes" section informs Society for Cinema and Media Studies members about upcoming events, research opportunities, and the latest published research.
- Cinéaste Journal Description: Founded in 1967, Cineaste is one of America’s oldest film quarterlies and has long been regarded worldwide as one of America’s most important film magazines. The unique editorial focus on both the art and politics of the cinema distinguishes Cineaste from virtually every other contemporary film publication, an orientation complemented by the lengthier, in-depth nature of our articles, interviews, and reviews. Each issue strives for balanced coverage of both contemporary and classic American and foreign cinema, always emphasizing a popular, readable style displayed in a lavishly illustrated, full-color format. Each quarterly issue of Cineaste features exclusive interviews with world-famous and up-and-coming filmmakers, feature articles on topical and historical subjects, and separate sections of Film Reviews, DVD Reviews, and Book Reviews.
- Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies Coverage: Vol. 1 (1971) through current issue Journal Description: This journal considers motion pictures under the following rubrics: 1. Films which interpret history; 2. Films which reflect history; 3. Films made to influence history.
- Film History: An International Journal Coverage: 1987-Current (Vols. 1-) limited access Journal Description: Film History publishes original research on the international history of cinema, broadly and inclusively understood. Its areas of interest are the production, distribution, exhibition, and reception of films designed for commercial theaters as well as the full range of nontheatrical, noncommercial uses of motion pictures; the role of cinema as a contested cultural phenomenon; the technological, economic, political, and legal aspects of film history; the circulation of film within and across national borders; and the relations between film and other visual media and forms of commercial entertainment.
- Film Quarterly Coverage: 1958-Current (Vols. 12-) Journal Description: Film Quarterly’s wide array of topics, perspectives, and approaches appeals to film scholars and film buffs alike: --Scholarly analyses of international cinemas, current blockbusters and Hollywood classics, documentaries, animation, and independent, avant-garde, and experimental film and video; --In-depth articles and reviews examine all aspects of film history, film theory, and the impact of film, video, and television on culture, society, and the academy; --Interviews with filmmakers of all kinds – from both the United States and abroad – venture behind the images to demystify their art. --Reviews of current and recent books keep you abreast of the field.
- Screen Coverage: 1969-Current (vol. 10-) Journal Description: Screen is the leading international journal of academic film and television studies. From video art to popular television, from Hollywood to Hong Kong, from art cinema to British film finance, Screen authors cover a wide range of issues, both contemporary and historical, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Each quarterly issue combines substantial scholarly essays with reports and debates on conferences and current research, along with book reviews.
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