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Film and Media Studies: Visual Biopolitics

Library information resources for Film and Media Studies

Grounding your Topic

What work has already been done in this topic? How do other scholars talk about it? Use these resources to fast-track your intellectual contextualization.

Article Databases

See more film-related article databases and how to find film reviews.

Book Catalogs

For books:

Use ANTPAC or Melvyl to find local holdings; use Hathitrust or Googlebooks to discover who is citing the article or book you're interested in.


Pros: can be easier to navigate, less results makes it easier to read.

Cons: if we don't have it, you have to search Melvyl anyway--however, use the Search Melvyl link in ANTPAC to automatically take your previous search to Melvyl.


Pros: results are not limited to books; can immediately request if UCI doesn't have it.

Cons: results can be become overwhelming


search fulltext for more than 11 million books.

Pros: 11 million books!

Cons: not all are accessible online, so if you want to request one, you'll have to use interlibrary loan.

Citation Chasing

Use e-journals citation linker.

Step 1: Type in the name of the journal. If there are multiple journals with similar titles, you'll have to select the one you want.

Step 2: Clicking on the journal title will take you to a UC-elinks page that shows where we have fulltext access to the journal in question. Choose the database that has the years you need.

Step 3: If we don't have access to the journal or the year you need, fill out an interlibrary loan request.

If there's more than one journal with the same name, try looking it up in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.

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