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Databases in Film

Academic Search Complete -  indexes both popular and academic periodicals in all subject areas, including film reviewsIn Basic Search use the movie title followed by AND motion pictures - reviews. Example: Harry Potter AND motion pictures - reviews

Film and Television Literature Index - Now with Full Text. Covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing. Coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews

Film Literature Index Online - FREE. The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Indiana University a grant in 2002 to convert the print version of the Film Literature Index to electronic form. The FLI Online contains approximately 700,000 citations to articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001. 

[ProQuest] Research Library: The Arts
For researchers at all levels. Covers music, theater, film, TV, dance, architecture, art and design.

BIR Entertainment - comprehensive database that provides information on about 450,000 music titles and 200,000 DVD/video titles, with more being added regularly. With BIR, you can find music or videos featuring a favorite artist or performer, or a specific genre.

Academic One File  indexes peer-reviewed, full text articles available in HTML or PDF formats from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Also has full text New York Times content back to 1995, hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from radio and television broadcasts. To find movie reviews, use the Basic Search feature and enter the movie name followed by movie review.  For example: Harry Potter and movie review. Funding from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Regional Library Systems.  

International Dictionary of Film and Filmmakers. 4th ed. (2001) 4 volumes. Available on InfoTrac through the Gale Virtual Reference Library | Arts section. Detailed essays and commentary by experts. You can also search this title along with Who's Who in the Theater and Women Filmmakers and Their Films through our subscription to Biography in Context.
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