Database List

The following 8 databases are best for: Film & Film Criticism

See our Film Studies Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Film & Film Criticism Databases

Retrospective Index to Film Periodicals, 1930-1971

Film Literature Index

Film and Television Literature Index


All Film & Film Criticism Databases

American History in Video    
Streaming online newsreels, archival films, and documentaries covering all periods of U.S. history.
  • Coverage Range: 1700s to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television    
Biographical reference providing information on individuals active in the theatre, film, and television industries. Covers not only performers, directors, writers, and producers, but also behind-the-scenes specialists such as designers, managers, choreographers, technicians, composers, executives, dancers, and critics from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and the world.
  • Coverage Range: Varies
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale

 
Film and Television Literature Index    
A citation-only database covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing. Subject coverage includes articles published 1930 to the present on film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Use the "Get It!" button or .pdf links to access full-text copies of the articles indexed.
  • Coverage Range: 1930 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Film Literature Index    
Indexes film and television articles, including film reviews, published between 1976-2001. Journals and magazines originate from 30 countries.
  • Coverage Range: 1976-2001
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Indiana University

 
Films on Demand    
Thousands of streaming films in the humanities and social sciences. You can use Films On Demand to search for specific video segments, organize videos into folders, and create personal playlists. Closed captioning is available for many films. Subject areas include anthropology, art, communications, education, literature, geography, history, music, philosophy, religion, sociology and world languages. Titles include historical documentaries, biography, author interviews, performances, and world affairs.
  • Coverage Range: 1950s - present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Films Media Group

 
Humanities and Social Sciences Retrospective    
A citation-only database that includes articles from English-language periodicals on such subjects as Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Community Health & Medical Care, Criminal Justice, Dance, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Family Studies, Film, Gender Studies, Geography, History, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychiatry, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology. Articles in this database were published between 1907 and 1984. Use the library's "Get It!" button to obtain materials with no direct full-text link.
  • Coverage Range: 1907 to 1984
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Humanities Full Text    
A full-text database that covers journal articles in Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Dance, Film, Gender Studies, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, and Religion.
  • Coverage Range: Indexing 1984+, Abstracting 1984+, “select” Full Text 1994+
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Humanities International Complete (HIC)    
Full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world in all aspects of the humanities. FOR CITATION SEARCHING: Click the "More" button at the top of the search screen, then click "Cited References."
  • Coverage Range: Mid-1970s - present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable