This guide outlines the best databases to start your research for Dr. Yates' "Reason, Faith & Film" class project. 

Before delving into these specific databases, try searching the library's main search engine which simultaneously searches our physical catalog of books and multimedia items and over 200+ of our scholarly journal databases. Simply click on the "Search" tab at the top right of any library page or click the big green "Search" button in the middle of our Library homepage.

A search for the title of your movie in quotes (i.e. "No country for Old Men") and words such as faith and/or reason will help narrow your results.

Once you have a page of results, you can narrow your search by clicking on either "Books & more" at the top of the left column or "articles & more" at the top of the right column and then use the limiters that will appear along the right side of the screen. Be sure to check the " " box at the top of the articles result screen: this will limit the results to peer-reviewed scholarly articles only.

 

 

Scholarly Journal Databases

Film & Television Literature Index (EBSCO)
Indexes academic journal, popular magazines, and books in the fields of film and television. Includes abstracts for scholarly journal articles. Topics range from film & television theory, to preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, and technical aspects. Coverage goes back to the early 20th century and encompasses foreign language publications.
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JSTOR
A fantastic resource for older ( 5 years) articles. Be sure to click on "advanced search" under the search box on the first page. if you are getting too many hits, try clicking on one or more of the subject limiters, like "film studies" near the bottom of the advanced search screen.
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Contemporary Theatre Film & Television
Great resource for biographical information on actors/directors, etc.
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Film Comment - From the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Analysis and critiques of films and the people who make them. Full text available through Proquest/ABI Inform.