Film & Television Literature Index (EBSCO)
Consider using subject terms: MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)
LATIN American films SPANISH films
TRANSNATIONAL films MOTION pictures
MOTION picture industry FILM criticism
Search statement like:
motion pictures or movies or films or cinema AND Latin America AND Film criticism
Consider performing searches using the database's field codes for more exact results, such as: Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
gsu = General literary topic
nl = National literature
Sample search statements:
nl("mexican literature") AND gsu("film adaptation")
gsu("dramatic arts") AND nl("Chilean literature")
CMMC offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles; furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. JSTOR
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals and books in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. Project Muse
Suggested disciplines to select: Film Studies, Latin American Studies, Language & Literature.
Searchable collection of recent full-text humanities, social science and mathematics journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Coverage includes such titles as The Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Hispanic Review, Luso-Brazilian Review, Cuban Studies, and Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies. Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)
Suggested simple search statement:
film reviews and motion pictures and latin america
Includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals in archaeology, art , classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history and world literature. The database also provides coverage of interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.
Falvey Library Catalog
Keyword and subject searches in the Library's catalog are good starting points when first exploring a topic. Search results can be narrowed with facets
such as topic, era, language or region
. Facets are located on the right hand side of the results screen
.Suggested LC Subject Headings:Motion pictures -- Latin America. Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- Latin America.Keyword Searches:hispanic cinema(hispanic* OR "latin america*") AND (cinema OR "motion picture*") WorldCat (OCLC)
WorldCat is a catalog of library collections worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.WorldCat Step-by-Step
is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637, and more than 65,000 new citations are added to the database every year. Where available, PQDT provides 24 Page Previews of dissertations and theses. In addition, nearly one million are available for download in PDF format. (Digital dissertations and theses are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be Native PDF, some PDF Image).E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary LoanInterlibrary loans are only available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The E-ZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans.
Latin American Film Books @ Falvey
DVDS @ Falvey Hispanic Cinema
Identifying Scholarly Journals
How can you tell if a journal article is scholarly?
There are several ways to tell. Some database search engines (like EBSCOs) allow you to limit your searches to peer reviewed results by checking a box. Another way is to look at who publishes the journal; often, journals are published by a university press like Johns Hopkins, Duke, or Oxford. If so, the journal and articles in it are scholarly and peer reviewed. Another way to decide is to look at the frontmatter in each journal issue (in print or on the journal website). Often journals will have editorial policies and submission guidelines that tell you whether or not a journal is scholarly.
How are scholarly journal articles different from regular articles?
Scholarly articles always go through a process of blind submission and peer review. This means that all articles are judged solely on the quality of content and are published only if other experts in a given field decide that the article contributes something worthwhile. If you are reading an article in a peer-reviewed journal, you can be assured that it's already been looked at by multiple experts, most of whom are established scholars.
Is there a way to tell which journals are better than others?
There are several options you have. You can search the journal title inWorldCat and see how many libraries worldwide access it. The more libraries that access it, the more likely the journal is important. Other journals advertise their impact factor, which is a measure of how often the journal is cited. Otherwise, ask your professors which journals they think are most important.
What are the features of scholarly journal articles?
- Often directed toward a narrow audience that has specific research interests.
- Always have information cited in text or in footnotes.
- Provide extensive bibliographies and overviews of existing research.
Remember, scholarly journal articles are just one of many kinds of articles out there. If you still have questions, ask a librarian or your professor.
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