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Use these recommended databases to find journal articles, film scripts, reviews, sound effects & other resources for film & media studies. If you need additional help finding materials on your topic, contact Sylvia Roberts, Liaison Librarian for Contemporary Arts, at sroberts@sfu.ca or 778-782-3681

Top Resources

  1. Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text is the definitive online tool for film and television research.
  2. Bibliographic index to journal articles, books and dissertations. Subjects covered include literature, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, printing & publishing, folklore, linguistics and language.
  3. Citations to journal articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001. For later years consult the Film and Television Literature Index.\
  4. One thousand film scripts searchable by scene, character, director, and more.
  5. Multidisciplinary index to journals for the performing arts (drama, theater, dance, film, television).
  6. Index to sound tracks for all sound effects CDs produced by Sound Ideas.

Other Resources

  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. Some of the disciplines covered include: Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Asian Studies, Classics, Dance, Folklore, History, Language, Linguistics, Literary Reviews, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Poetry, Radio, Television, & Film, Religion, Theatre.
  3. Indexing & abstracts for over 550 journals in the fields of communication, mass media studies, linguistics and film including full text for over 400 journals.
  4. Index to high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging scientific fields.
  5. Ethnographic Video Online provides the largest, most comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior - more than 750 hours and 1,000 films at completion.
  6. Search specifically for scholarly literature.
    Should you encounter an error message, you can also obtain full text links to SFU Library resources, by going to Google Scholar and clicking on More - Settings - Library links. Then type and select Simon Fraser University - Where can I Get This? and Save.
    OR use the Off Campus and Wireless Access Bookmarklet to gain access to the full text on publisher sites.
  7. Searchable, archival collection of core academic articles, books, and primary sources in arts, humanities and social sciences.
  8. Watch hundreds of NFB films online, including documentaries, animation and alternative dramas.

    Authorized Users may access the Website and the Content outside of the premises of Subscriber’s educational institution solely for bona fide educational and research purposes, including presentations by student teachers conducted as part of a practicum.

  9. Books, journals and media available from public and post-secondary libraries in BC.
  10. Humanities and social science ebooks and journals.
  11. A directory for the film, video, internet and digital production industry in Western Canada.
  12. Access to other Art Index files, providing retrospective coverage from 1929 to current, in combination with Art Full Text.
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