This page points to several databases that offer scholarly journal articles and book chapters on film and media studies, among other topics.
To find film criticism, search for your film's name in quotes. Include the director's last name, if the film title is not a unique word or phrase, or if it shares its title with a book. Examples:
- "Get Out" AND Peele
- "The Color Purple" AND Spielberg
Film Criticism Databases
Film & Television Literature Index (EBSCO)
Indexes academic journals, 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 includes foreign language publications.
MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO)
Provides citations to journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of literature, language and linguistics, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, and folklore. International in scope; coverage from 1926 to the present. Includes access to the MLA Directory of Periodicals.
Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
Indexes academic journals, magazines, books, and book reviews in the fields of communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields. Includes abstracts and full text for selected journals. Coverage goes back to the early 20th century.
Provides a full text archive of academic journals and books in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. The most recent three to five years of a journal are usually not included.
Provides full-text access to books and journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
PRINT RESOURCES FOR RESEARCHING OLDER FILMS
Film Literature Index (print)
Index to the international literature of film. Covers 1973-2004.
Old Falvey (Request at Service Desk): PN1993 .F54
Retrospective Index to Film Periodicals, 1930-1971 (print)
Indexes articles in film periodicals published between 1930-1971.
Old Falvey (Request at Service Desk): PN1995 .B38 1975
"Cover." Cahiers Du Cinema, no. 738, Nov. 2017, www.cahiersducinema.com/produit/novembre-2017-n738/.