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Film and Video Studies

This research guide contains recommended resources for Film and Video Studies (FAVS) majors and students beginning research on film and video topics.

Article Databases

The Library has access to hundreds of databases with subscriptions to academic journals, newspapers, magazines, and more!

You can access articles the library owns and some articles provided by library databases through the Library Search (but not all!). Simply search for your topic in the search box and hit enter. Once results have displayed, use the left sidebar to limit your search to "Resource Type: Articles."

Once you have tried the Library Search, delve into article databases one by one using the "Databases" tab on the Library Homepage.

Below are a few databases that contain articles relevant to FAVS. Please click here to see a comprehensive list.

Scholarly Journals

The best way to search for specific scholarly journals is to search by title or keyword in the Journal Search. First click on "Journals" on the Library Homepage. Then, try typing in keywords such as "film," "media," or "cinema" to get a list of specific journals.

Here are a few of the journals we have access to:

American Film
Black Film Review

Digital Cinema
Film & History
Journal of Popular Film and Television

Trade Journals

Several databases offer trade journals on the music industry. Simply click on one of the databases below, type a search inquiry, and filter the Source or Publication Type to "Trade Publication" or "Trade Journal."

Here are some examples of Trade Journals, also called Trade Magazines: