Film and Television: Articles


Communications Abstracts
Comprehensively covers communication-related articles, reports, papers, and books from a variety of publishers, research institutions, and information sources world-wide. Coverage includes communication literature and literature in other related disciplines, such as international literature in film studies, role of technology in human communications, risk communications, crisis communication and public opinions.

Film and Television Literature Index
This resource provides access to a comprehensive collection of scholarly and popular sources related to all aspects of film and television studies. Useful for identifying articles in journals, trade publications, and magazines. Coverage begins in 1972. The index includes film and book reviews.  Also included are Variety movie reviews  dating back to 1914 and thousands of images from the MPTV Image Archive.

Screen Studies Collection
The Screen Studies Collection provides bibliographic access through the FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database to scholarly and popular sources related to all aspects of film and television studies. The filmographies American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog and the Film Index International (BFI) are also included.


EBSCOhost Research Databases
EBSCOhost is an aggregator of  tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines in all subject disciplines. It includes the Film and Television Literature Index in addition to Alternative Press Index, America: History and Life, LGBT Life and much more.

JSTOR: the scholarly journal archive
This resource contains full-text academic journals back to their first issue. Select titles include content  through the present; others include content up through five years ago. JSTOR also contains ebooks.


Like EBSCOhost, ProQuest searches across a vast collection of journals and magazines and is particularly strong for its holding of current and historic newspapers.


ABSEES: American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies
Indexes North American publications related to Russia, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Bibliography of Asian Studies
Indexes materials on all fields of Asian Studies.

Search for articles in 4200 international journals in all fields. Citations only.

Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS) Search Page, Library of Congress
Indexes publications from and about Latin American and the Caribbean.

Index Islamicus
Indexes books and articles on Islam and the Muslim world.


Media History Digital Library
Non-profit initiative to digitize collections of classic media periodicals. Includes a significant collection of fan magazines.

The Rolling Stone Archive 
The backfile of Rolling Stone, one of the most influential consumer magazines of the 20th-21st centuries, from its launch in 1967 to the present. 


Alternative Press Index
More than 300 alternative, radical, and left journals, newspapers, and magazines and includes selected abstracts from research journals. Indexes journals covering cultural, economic, political, and social change. Coverage is international and interdisciplinary.

Alternative Press Index Archive
Index of journals (1969-1990) featuring alternative, radical, and left journals, newspapers, and magazines and includes selected abstracts from research journals. Indexes journals.

Essay and General Literature Index
Provides access to nearly 65,000 essays contained in some 5,300 anthologies and collections. Some 300 single and multi-author collections are indexed annually, plus more than 20 selected annuals and serials. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities.

Google Scholar
Search for articles, papers, conference proceedings.

Humanities and Social Science Retrospective
Search journals in the humanities and social sciences from 1907-1983.

Humanities full-text
Indexes articles from over 500 arts and humanities periodicals. Also useful for finding book reviews, movie reviews, play reviews, and creative writing published in journals, magazines and literary reviews. Covers such academic disciplines as archaeology.

Reader's Guide
Coverage of popular interest periodicals.

Reader's Guide Retrospective
Coverage of popular interest periodicals from 1890 through 1982.