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CMC 705: Film and Media Research Analysis

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Email:james.kaser@csi.cuny.edu
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Table of Contents:
Subject-Specific Databases
Related Databases
Catalogs
Reference - Encyclopedias
Reference - Dictionaries
Reference - Biographical Dictionaries
Reference - Indexes & Bibliographies
Reference - Handbooks
Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Reviews
Film Catalogs


Core databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Communications and Mass Media Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Abstracts and select full text from over 650 journals in communications and mass media. Covers topics in journalism, film, television, marketing, business communication, health communication, and more. Relevant publications include Film History, Journal of Popular Film & Television, and Studies in European Cinema.


Film Literature Index (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations to film and television literature from 1976-2001. Includes such titles as Camera Obscura, Screen, Variety, and Journal of Popular Culture.


Related databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Academic Search Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Large multidisciplinary database providing abstracts and select full text of scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of subject disciplines, including art, literature, education, history, sociology, science, and engineering. Relevant publications include Cinema Journal, Film Comment, and Film Criticism. Click here for a search tutorial.


America: History and Life Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations and abstracts of journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Includes major titles such as Journal of American History, American Historical Review, and American Quarterly. (For world history see Historical Abstracts). [CSI]


Historical Abstracts Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Abstracts of articles, books, and dissertations on world history (excluding U.S. & Canada) from 1450 to the present. Covers all branches of world history, including political, military, economic, social and cultural, as well as the history of science, technology, and medicine. (For U.S. & Canadian history see America: History & Life) Selective indexing of historical articles from more than 1,800 journals in over 40 languages back to 1955.


Humanities International Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Abstracts of scholarly literature in the humanities published since 1984. Full text is available for select content published after 1994. Subjects covered include archaeology, history, philosophy, religion, art, music, literature, and film. Relevant publications include Film Comment, Film Criticism, and Sight & Sound.


JSTOR Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to complete back runs of scholarly journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage for most journals does not include the last 3-5 years. Users can search across the entire database or limit their search to journals in specific subject disciplines. Relevant publications include Cinema Journal, Film History, and Journal of Film and Video. Click here for a search tutorial.


MLA International Bibliography Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Database produced by the Modern Language Association containing citations to books, articles and dissertations on literature, language, linguistics, folklore, and film from 1926 to present. Relevant titles include Cineaste, Cinema and Society, and Film Criticism.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides access to full text literature about current controversial issues. Available material on each topic includes viewpoint essays, topic overviews, newspaper and magazine articles, statistics, and links to related web sites. Good resource for topics such as media violence, sex and media, media bias, censorship, and media ownership.


Project MUSE Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full-text articles from scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences primarily covering the fields of literature, history, cultural studies, political science, religion, and the arts. Relevant publications include Camera Obscura, Moving Image , and Wide Angle.


Taylor & Francis Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Multidisciplinary database providing access to over 1,220 full text scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Relevant publications include Early Popular Visual Culture, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, and Mass Communication and Society. Click here for a list of available titles.


Search online catalogs to find books, journals, videos, and other materials in library collections.

CUNY+ Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search CUNY+, the university's online catalog, to find books and other resources located in the CSI library and other CUNY libraries. Search tutorial.


WorldCat Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Union catalog containing records of library holdings all over the world. Use WorldCat to locate books, journals, audio and video recordings, and archival materials held by other libraries. If an item you want is not available at CUNY simply click "Find It" to request an interlibrary loan.


Find topic overviews and summary descriptions of key people, places, events, and concepts.

Cinema Studies: Key Concepts Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Covers a broad array of cinema studies topics from film editing techniques to psychoanalytic theory.


Encyclopedia of Early Cinema Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Offers summaries of key figures, film companies, genres, technical innovations, and aspects of early film production from the 1890s to the mid-1910s.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1993.45.E53 2005


Encyclopedia of Television Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Offers essays related to the history of television. Includes entries on individual television programs as well as broader topics such as broadcasting technology, censorship, reality television, etc.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1992.18.E53 1997


Film Encyclopedia Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Reference guide to international cinema that includes film synopses, biographies, definitions of terms, explanations of technical film processes, and more.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1993.45.K34 2005


Guide to United States Popular Culture Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Encyclopedia of 20th century American popular culture with essays on topics related to art, music, film, fashion, sports, and more.
Location: 1st Fl Reference E169.1.D399 2001


Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides a comprehensive introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1993.45.G65 2007


St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Offers essays on diverse aspects of social life, music, print culture, film, television and radio, sports, and art in 20th century America.


Find definitions of key terms and concepts.

Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Intended for film students and experienced scholars unfamiliar with the new terminology deriving from the meeting of media and cultural studies, this reference offers concise summaries of the thinkers, concepts, and theories associated with film and television theory.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1993.45.C75 2001


Dictionary of Film Terms: The Aesthetic Companion to Film Art Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Dictionary of film analysis terms with a special focus on the aesthetic values of filmmaking.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1993.45 .B33 2007


Film Studies Dictionary Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Dictionary of film studies terminology ranging from theoretical concepts to technical jargon.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1993.45.B49 2001


Find biographies of notable individuals.

Encyclopedia of Filmmakers Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides biographical portraits of over 350 popular and influential filmmakers from Buster Keaton to Quentin Tarantino.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1998.2.T53 2002


International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides thorough coverage of films and filmmakers, including legendary films, actors and actresses, directors, writers and other production artists.


New Biographical Dictionary of Film Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Biographical dictionary of major actors, directors, screenwriters, and producers in film history. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: PN1998.2.T49 2002]


Quinlan's Character Stars Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Biographical dictionary of American and British film actors. Each entry includes a photograph, biographical sketch, and list of film credits.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1998.2.Q56 2004


Find citations to published literature on your topic.

Critical Index: A Bibliography of Articles on Film in English, 1946-1973 Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Offers citations to periodical literature on film published from 1946 to 1973. Arranged by name and topic.
Location: 1st Fl Reference Z5784.M9 G47


Film and Television: A Guide to the Reference Literature Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Annotated list of print and electronic sources in film and television studies, including indexes, journals, websites, archives, and museums.
Location: 1st Fl Reference Z5784.M9 E47 2006


Macmillan Film Bibliography: A Critical Guide to the Literature of the Motion Picture Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Annotated bibliography of books published about film from 1910 to 1980. Volume I reviews each book alphabetically by title. Volume II provides an index to Volume I that is browsable by film title, name, or subject.
Location: 1st Fl Reference Z5784.M9 R423 1982


On the Screen: A Film, Television, and Video Research Guide Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Annotated bibliography of research resources related to the study of film, television, and video including encyclopedias, indexes, catalogs, and periodicals.
Location: 1st Fl Reference Z5784.M9 F535 1986


Retrospective Index to Film Periodicals, 1930-1971 Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Index of film literature and criticism in select periodicals from 1930 to 1971. Browse by film title or subject.
Location: 1st Fl Reference Z5784.M9 B39


Find brief introductions to a variety of topics within your subject area, such as key people, themes, movements, and events.

Film: The Critics' Choice. 150 Masterpieces of World Cinema Selected and Defined by the Experts Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Surveys 150 of the most notable films of the 20th century, offering a brief, informative description of each film that puts the work and its creator in cultural context.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1994.F439144 2001b


Filmography of Social Issues Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Examines twenty specific social themes and shows how they are examined in a hundred motion pictures. Intended to serve as a guide for individuals interested in motion pictures and how they reflect and comment on the major issues of our time.


History of the American Cinema Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
10-volume reference work chronicling the history of the American cinema from the 1890s to 1990.


Oxford Guide to Film Studies Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A comprehensive guide covering major approaches to film studies, core concepts and methods involved in film analysis, and major issues and debates in the study of film.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1995.O93 1998


Oxford History of World Cinema Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Comprehensive survey of international cinema covering key genres, trends, and national themes.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1993.5.A1 O96 1996


World History of Film Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Chronicles over 100 years of cinema surveying output and trends from major countries all over the world.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1993.5.A1 S555 2002


Journals and periodicals available online or in print at the CSI Library.

Cinema Studies Journals Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Film journals available in print or online via the CSI Library. Includes titles such as Camera Obscura, Film Comment, Screen, and Variety.


Sources for locating reviews of books, films, plays, and other media or performances.

New York Times Film Reviews, 1913-1996 Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Reprints of film reviews published in The New York Times arranged chronologically from 1913 to 1996. See also New York Times Historical.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1995.N4


New York Times Historical (Proquest) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2007. Recent issues available thru Lexis-Nexis. Additional holdings.


Readers' Guide Full Text Mega Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Abstracts and select full text from popular magazines and general interest periodicals from 1983 to present. Great source of material on U.S. popular culture, including art, fashion, music, film, leisure, and sports. Relevant publications include Entertainment Weekly, Film Comment, Film Quarterly, and TV Guide. For literature published before 1983, see Readers' Guide Retrospective.


Readers' Guide Retrospective Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Index of popular magazines and general interest periodicals from 1890 to 1982. Great source of material on U.S. cultural history, including art, fashion, music, film, leisure, and sports. Includes titles such as Atlantic Monthly, Colliers, Harper's, Ladies' Home Journal, and Look. For literature published after 1982, see Readers' Guide Full Text.


Selected Film Criticism, 1896-1960 Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Reprints of select film reviews published in periodicals such as Photoplay, Film Reports, Moving Picture World, Variety, and New York Times from 1896 to 1960. Useful for gauging contemporary reactions to popular films of the past.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1995.S426 1982


Variety Film Reviews, 1907-1986 Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Reprints of film reviews published in Variety from 1907 to 1986. Reviews are arranged chronologically. Browse the title index to identify the review date of a film.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1995.V341


Find basic information about films such as plot summary, cast and crew information, duration, and release date.

All Movie Guide Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A comprehensive film and TV database featuring in-depth reviews, biographies and descriptive content.


American Film Institute Catalog Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Comprehensive catalog of American feature films produced from 1893-1974. Entries include detailed information on cast, crew, plot, subjects, and genres. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: PN1998.A57].


Internet Movie Database (IMDB) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Database of movie information including plot summaries, cast and crew information, release date, trailers, reviews, and awards.


Magill's Survey of Cinema Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Includes plot summaries, analysis and details on production, direction and editing.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1993.45 .M3


Motion Picture Guide Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Extensive catalog of motion pictures produced from 1927 to 1999 with information on plot, genre, production, run time, and awards.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN1995.M4334


VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Information about films that are available on DVD or tape. Each entry includes title, release date, country of origin, MPAA rating, brief review, length, format, cast, technical personnel, awards and made-for-television/cable/video designations.


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