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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. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. In addition to indexing and full-text access to journals, this resource includes Variety movie reviews from 1914 to the present and over 36,300 images from the MPTV Image Archive.
  2. Citations to scholarly literature in linguistics, modern languages, folklore, literary theory & criticism, and dramatic arts; historical aspects of printing and publishing, rhetoric and composition; and, the theory and practice of teaching language and literature.
  3. 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.
  4. Multidisciplinary collection of journals and periodicals for the performing arts. It covers drama, theater, dance, film, and television.
  5. One thousand film scripts searchable by scene, character, director, and more.

Other Resources

  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. Covers journals in the fields of communication, mass media studies, linguistics and film. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable citations from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915).
  3. Biographies of performers, directors, writers, producers, choreographers, composers, dancers, designers, technicians, critics and others active in Canadian, British and American film, theatre and television industries.
  4. Educationally relevant feature films and some documentaries for the Canadian Post Secondary Market. Films available from Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, DreamWorks SKG, Mongrel Media, Sony Pictures Classics, Alliance Films, Miramax Films, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate Films, The Weinstein Company, as well as a smaller number of independent producers. Title selections includes 1920 classics, new releases, foreign films, literary adaptations, documentaries, animated titles, and independent features.
  5. An index to peer-reviewed publications of regional importance in emerging scientific fields in response to rapidly changing research fields and interdisciplinary scholarship to provide coverage of relevant titles in evolving disciplines.
  6. Documentaries, recordings, interviews, photographs, and field notes on human culture and behaviour around the world.
  7. Citations to journal articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001. For later years consult the Film and Television Literature Index.\
  8. Scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.
    SFU Authorized users can obtain full text links to SFU Library resources, by going to Google Scholar Settings and clicking on Library links. Then type and select Simon Fraser University - Get@SFU and Save.
    OR use the Off Campus and Wireless Access Bookmarklet to gain access to the full text licensed by SFU Library.
  9. Articles published in over 350 English-language periodicals. Topics include: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Communications, Community Health, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Planning & Public Administration, Religion & Theology, Minority Studies, Performing Arts, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, Urban Studies etc.
  10. An archival collection of scholarly journals mainly in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Subject coverage includes: African American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Botany & Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology and Statistics.
  11. Films produced by the National Film Board of Canada (streaming online). Includes documentaries, animation and alternative dramas. Note: To access to CAMPUS features (e.g. learning bundles, study guides, searching by school subject), SFU users may contact lib-licensing@sfu.ca to request the activation key.

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

  12. Provides a single access point to the records for books, periodicals, and other items housed in the collections of most public and post-secondary libraries in British Columbia.
  13. Humanities and social sciences peer-reviewed academic journals and ebooks from university presses and scholarly societies world-wide.
  14. A directory for the film, video, internet and digital production industry in Western Canada.
  15. Index to sound tracks for all sound effects CDs produced by Sound Ideas.
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