The following is a selected list of print and electronic sources. Also use the examples of keyword and subject searching to assist you in finding more information. If there are questions, call the number above or get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Film and Television: A Guide to the Reference Literature. Ref. Z 5784 .M9 E47 2006
The Humanities: A Selective Guide to Information Sources. Ref. AZ 221 .B42 2000
Chapter 10 includes film sources, 361-378.
Research Guide to Film Studies. Yale University Library.
MRQE: Movie Review Query Engine. http://www.mrqe.com
New York Times Film Reviews. Ref. PN 1995 .N4 Library has 1913-1978.
Film Review Index. Ref. Z 5784 .M9 F513 1986 Library has Vol. II only, covers 1950-85.
Retrospective Index to Film Periodicals, 1930-1971. Ref. Z 5784 .M9 B3
American Film Industry: A Historical Dictionary. Ref. PN 1993.5 .U6 S539 1986
Blacks in Black and White: A Source Book in Black Film. Ref. PN 1995.9 .N4 1995
Encyclopedia of Novels into Film. Ref. PN 1997.85 .T54 1998
Encyclopedia of Early Cinema. Ref. PN 1993.45 .E53 2005
Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film. Ref. PN 1995.9 .D6 E53 2006
Film Studies Dictionary. Ref. PN 1993.45 .B49 2001
Film By Genre. Ref. PN 1998 .L63 1993
Film, the Critics Choice: 150 Masterpieces of World Cinema.
Ref. PN 1994 .F439144 2001b
Halliwell’s Film and Video Guide. Ref. PN 1993.45 H27 
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers. Ref. PN 1997.8 .I48 1984
Motion Picture Guide. 10 vols. Ref. PN1993.45 .N277 Supplements.
Magill’s Survey of Cinema: English Language. Ref. PN 1993.45 .M3 1981
Magill’s Survey of Cinema. Foreign Language. Ref. PN 1993.45 .M34 1985
Magill’s Survey of Cinema. Silent Films. Ref. PN 1995.75 .M33 1982
Biography and Genealogy Master Index. Link through Electronic Reference on Library
home page. Indexing only.
American Film Directors. Ref. PN 1995.9 .P7
American Screenwriters. 1984. Ref. PS 129 .D5 v. 26 (DLB)
American Screenwriters. 1986. Ref. PS 129 .D5 v. 44 (DLB)
Cinema, A Critical Dictionary: The Major Film Makers. Ref. PN 1993.45 .C5
Encyclopedia of Filmmakers. Ref. PN 1998.2 .T53 2002
New Biographical Dictionary of Film. Ref. PN 1998.2 .T49 2002
Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema. Ref. PN 1998.2 .A24 1991
Stars of Hollywood Remembered. Ref. PN 1998.2 .E46 1997
World Film Directors. 2 vols. Ref. PN 1998.2 .W67 1987
Consult Our Journal List on the Library home page for the database indexing or providing
articles for many of these journals.
Film & History
Journal of Film and Video
Literature Film Quarterly
Sight and Sound [print only, check Catalog]
Variety [access to current except latest issue]
The Library has significant print holdings or significant electronic access to more titles,
but not access to the most current. Among these are American Cinematographer, American Film, Black Film Review, Camera Obscura, Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Journal of Popular Film and Television, October, PostScript, Variety, Velvet Light Trap, and Wide Angle .
Check for these titles in the Catalog or Our Journal List
American Film Institute. http://www.afi.com
All Movie Guide. http://www.allmovie.com
Alternate Film Guide. http://www.altfg.com
IMDb: Internet Movie Database. http://us.imdb.com
The Greatest Films at filmsite.org http://www.filmsite.org
Reel Classics. http://www.reelclassics.com
National Film Preservation Board (includes National Film Registry)
Motion pictures American
Motion pictures and literature
Motion pictures production
Motion picture actors and actresses
Motion picture acting
Science fiction films
Spielberg Stephen [example]
Motion pictures producers and directors
Motion pictures dictionaries
The searches above are a suggested sampling from standard headings. Keyword does not require standard headings to get a result.
Also try keyword with Boolean searching, using the important terms. Phrases are placed in quotation marks. No other punctuation. ? for truncation.
Horror and film? Actors and film? “motion pictures” and director?
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