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Film Studies: Articles

Resources for film history, theory & criticism.

What are Databases & Indexes?

Databases and indexes tell you about reviews & articles that have appeared in periodicals.

Periodical (n.):
A magazine or journal issued at regular or
stated intervals (usually weekly, monthly, or quarterly).

Source: Oxford English Dictionary

Battleship Potemkin | dir. Sergei Eisenstein

Search Film & TV Lit + MLA at the SAME TIME!

Step 1: Go into Film & TV Literature Index

Step 2: Click "Choose Databases"

Step 3: Add a checkmark next to MLA International Bibliography, then click "OK"

Check these first!

Off-campus access to all databases is available via campus ID & password.

Search Hints

"Magic" search phrase for film research:
(film* OR movie* OR "motion picture" OR cinema*)

  to search words as a phrase | ex: "bicycle thief"


   as a wild card | ex: wom*n

AND between words to NARROW results | ex: cat AND dog

OR between words to EXPAND results | ex: cat OR kitten