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Film Reference Books


Web Resources

Glossary of Film Terms
--written and designed for the
New School's Film Production Department



  • Complete Index to World Film since 1895
    With coverage beginning in 1895, this database includes the credits of more than 381,000 films from 175 countries.
  • Film & Television Index with Full Text
    indexes 150 scholarly and popular periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 300 other periodicals selectively for reviews and articles on the topic film and television. Search by keyword, production title and more or browse by subject headings. Coverage from 1961-present.
  • Project Muse
    A database of e-journals covering the arts and humanities, social science, and mathematics. The journals are published by university presses, including the Duke University Press.
  • IIPA
    International Index to the Performing Arts includes articles on music , dance, film, drama, theater, stage design and puppetry. Coverage is international in this database, which indexes over 200 journals from 1864-present.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    CMMC offers full text for over 200 titles, and citations are available for additional sources. It indexes articles from several major film journals.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    Provides citations to research in literature, literary criticism, linguistics, modern languages, drama, folklore, film and video, and other communicative behavior. Covers American, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Yiddish, other European, Asian, African, and Latin American literature and folklore.
  • Film Index International
    With a scholarly, inclusive approach to all areas of film studies, from the very first silent movies, to art house classics or the latest blockbusters, this database provides in-depth indexing of over 90,000 international films as well as biographical information on over 40,000 film personalities.
  • FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals
    Contains citations for over 400,000 articles in more than 330 periodicals; it offers in-depth coverage of the world's foremost academic and popular journals focusing on film (motion pictures), video and television.
    A database of archived issues of academic journals, going back to first issues but not including most recent years. Articles are available as PDFs of journal pages.
  • IMDB
    The Internet Movie Database, now an company, started as a hobby project by an international group of movie fans. The information in the Internet Movie Database comes from various sources includinge on-screen credits, press kits, official bios, interviews, and autobiographies.
  • WorldCat
    Contains more than 40 million records describing items owned by libraries around the world. This database will give you a good sense of whether or not a film is available on dvd/video.

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Danette Pachtner

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Danette Pachtner
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