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Film Research: Finding Articles


Multidisciplinary databases will usually include information on film

Film Literature Index

Film Literature Index

Coverage from 1976-2001

The Film Literature Index annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly and critical to the popular. Covers 1976-2001.  To discover if we own the periodical you will need to run PERIODICAL search in the LIBRARY CATALOG

JSTOR & Project Muse

Media History Digital Library

Media History Digital Library

The Media History Digital Library digitizes collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning

The collections feature extensive runs of several important trade papers and fan magazines such as these listed below.  You’ll find more material and options at the Collections page.


▽  Broadcasting (1931-1956)
▽  Business Screen (1938-1973)
▽  Cine-Mundial (1916-1946)
▽  Close Up (1927-1933)
▽  The Film Daily (1918-1948)
▽  International Photographer (1929-1941)
▽  Journal of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers (1916-1949)
▽  Journal of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (1950-1954)
▽  The Educational Screen (1922-1962)
▽  Modern Screen (1930-1960)
▽  Motion Picture [Magazine] (1914-1941)
▽  Motion Picture Daily (1931-1960)
▽  Motion Picture News (1913-1930)
▽  Motion Picture News Booking Guide (1922-25)
▽  Moving Picture World (1907-1919)
▽  Photoplay (1914-1940)
▽  Radio Age: Research, Manufacturing, Communications, Broadcasting, Television (1942-1957)
▽  Radio Broadcast (1922-1930)
▽  Screenland (1920-1960)
▽  Sponsor (1946-1964)
▽  Talking Machine World (1906-1928)
△  Variety (1905-1941)