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Databases by Subject: Media Arts/Film

Major Indexes

AFI Catalog

Find production credits, director, cast, plot summary, genre for American feature films produced from 1900 to 1970.

American Film Scripts Online

Find film scripts, screenwriters, producers, directors from selected American feature films from 1903.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

Find primary sources on film history, film and entertainment industries, vaudeville, silent movies, film, music, broadcasting and theater.

Film Index International

Find film plot summaries, cast and crew lists, personality biographies and film awards.

Film Indexes Online

Film Indexes Online provides detailed information on motion pictures (production information and citations to reviews and critical articles) and cinema workers.

Film Literature Index (1976-2001)

The Film Literature Index (FLI) is an index of popular and scholarly articles on film and television, film reviews, and book reviews published between 1976-2001.

International Index to Film Periodicals

Find bibliographic citations to academic and popular film journals and articles.

International Index to Performing Arts Full Text (IIPA)

Find articles on the arts and entertainment industry, including dance, theater, opera, film, and television.

Media Education Foundation Films

The Media Education Foundation video collection includes over 130 streaming documentary films about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media, especially in relation to gender, race, class, health, and consumerism.

Additional Indexes

Communication & Mass Media Complete

Find articles, books, and conference proceedings in communication, journalism, media, film and television, and more.

MLA International Bibliography (literature, language, linguistics)

Find journal articles, books and dissertations published worldwide from the 1920s on literature, language and linguistics.

Vanderbilt Television News Archive

Searchable archive of abstracts of evening news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, as well as special news reports, such as ABC's Nightline, selected coverage from PBS and FOX News, political conventions, Presidential press conferences, State of the Union Addresses, political campaign coverage, and national and international events. Also includes online streaming video access to CNN programs from 1998-present.