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Academic Search Premier Star
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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Film Literature Index Star
Citations to articles appearing in popular and scholarly film periodicals journals from 130 countries, 1976-2001.
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International Index to the Performing Arts Full Text: IIPA Star
Articles in journals covering theater, dance, film, and puppetry, 1864-present.
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MLA International Bibliography Star
An index to journal articles and other scholarly literature on literature, literary theory and criticism, linguistics, folklore, and (since 1996) film, 1920ís -
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Historical New York Times Star
The entire New York Times, searchable, in image files, from 1851 to three years ago.
Also known as: New York Times
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Additional Databases in Art & Architecture > Film

American Film Institute Catalog
Searchable listings of American and some international films, 1893-present.
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Arts and Humanities Citation Index
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language arts and humanities journals, 1975-present.
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Communication and Mass Media Complete
Communication scholarly journals and trade journals, plus articles on communication topics from related disciplines, 1915-present.
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Dance in Video
Videos of dance performances, and documentaries on dance, from the 1950's to present.
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DEFA Film Library
Selected films from the comprehensive UMass Amherst collection of East German cinema, streaming.
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Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text
Reviews from magazines and journals, 1914-present.
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Film Index International
Films by name, country, and more, 1893-present.
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Films On Demand
Streaming collection of educational videos and historical newsreels . To create playlists and link to course pages, see FAQ.
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Index to Motion Picture Credits
Published by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, it lists credits for films eligible for Oscars, and other Hollywood films, 1965-present.
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International Index to Film Periodicals (FIAF) Plus
Articles in journals on film, 1930's-present.
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Core scholarly journals from a range of disciplines, dating from the earliest issue of each journal to a few years before present.
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LexisNexis Academic
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Massive database of US and international newspapers; case and statutory law and law reviews; business periodicals, 1980-present.
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MEF Films Online
Educational films on current issues from the Media Education Foundation.
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Opera in Video
A growing collection of filmed opera stage productions, with some interviews and other documentary videos.
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Oxford Bibliographies: Cinema and Media Studies
Expert discussion of topics and sub-topics in the discipline, with extensive annotated lists of best books and articles.
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Project Muse
Scholarly journals and books in the humanities and social sciences published by university presses; searchable by journal issue, author, and keyword, 1996-present.
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Project Muse EBooks
Several hundred online university press books on film, performing arts, and politics and policy, 2012. Downloadable by chapter in pdf.
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ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst
A repository for the research and scholarly output of members of the UMass Amherst community. Call Marilyn Billings at 545-6891 for information.
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