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Reason, Faith & Film

rlebla01 Robert LeBlanc
First Year Experience & Humanities Librarian
Falvey Library, Villanova University
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Villanova , PA , 19085
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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)
A comprehensive bibliographic database covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. It has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes film scholars, college students, and general viewers.

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.

Contemporary Theatre Film & Television
Great resource for biographical information on actors/directors, etc.

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.


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