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WELCOME TO THE FILM & MEDIA STUDIES RESEARCH GUIDE
This guide will point you to all kinds of interesting and valuable resources for studying and conducting research in film & media studies. Each tab lays out various resources and tools depending on what you are looking for from encyclopedias and books to historical film reviews or film stills. If you are new to navigating & using any of these resources, feel free to email me or use the "Schedule Appointment" button below my photo to the right!
Kanopy (...for streaming film)
Kanopy is a streaming film database of over 20,000 titles. Spanning the arts, humanities, film and media, as well as social sciences and sciences.
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film (...to break down new concepts & theories)
This encyclopedia is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.
Oxford Bibliographies Online: Cinema and Media Studies (...for annotated bibliographies)
Fast track your research using these authoritative bibliographies compiled by leading scholars in the field.
Performing Arts Database (...a starting point for scholarly articles)
Indexes journals related to most aspects of the arts, including film, dance, and drama. Good for finding reviews. Formerly known as International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA).
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive(...for historical research & trade magazines)
“An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000.”