Film Studies Resources

Film Studies Databases

  • This comprehensive bibliographic database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for hundreds of publications related to film and television literature.  This database includes extensive content for all applicable areas of film and television research. This database has been designed for use by a broad audience that includes film scholars, college students and general viewers. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects and reviews.

    Coverage: 1975 - present
  • The MLA International Bibliography provides a subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It is compiled by the staff of the MLA Office of Bibliographic Information Services with the cooperation of more than 100 contributing bibliographers in the United States and abroad. The MLA International Bibliography annually indexes over 66,000 books and articles.

    Coverage: 1926 - present
  • This online streaming video collection delivers approximately 200 full-length feature films from leading independent distributors such as Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, MK2, and the Global Films Initiative, along with some fifty award-winning shorts.  Films are from more than sixty countries in forty different languages; non-English films are subtitled in English.  Detailed title-level indexing allows viewers immediately to identify films with social, cultural, or political dimensions.  New World Cinema comes with classroom performance rights.

    Coverage: 1990 - present
  • Contains 250 streaming online titles and will more than double in size by completion. Together, these films represent the foundation of modern cinematic technique and film theory. Carefully curated by Alexander Street’s editors and Video Advisory Board, the collection covers silent feature films, serials, and shorts from the 1890s to the 1930s. It includes the most complete, authoritative versions of the highest quality from leading distributors.  The collection highlights works from legendary filmmakers such as Georges Méliès, Buster Keaton, Fritz Lang, Charles Chaplin, F.W.

    Coverage: 1890 - 1935