Grant, Barry Keith, ed. Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film. New York: Schirmer Reference, 2007.
The digital edition of this four-volume work is available through the Gale Virtual Reference Library. The encyclopedia provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies. Also included are more than 230 career profiles.
Harpole, Charles, ed. History of the American Cinema. New York: Scribner, 1990–2000.
Chronicles the emergence of American cinema through the 1980s.
Pendergast, Tom, and Sara Pendergast, eds. The St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. Detroit: St. James, 2000.
Digital edition available through the Gale Virtual Reference Library. The encyclopedia provides a comprehensive and scholarly overview of popular culture in the 20th century. Major topics include film and television.
Women Film Pioneers Project
"The Women Film Pioneers Project is a digital publication and resource that advances research on the hundreds of women who worked behind the scenes during the silent era." The resource includes short career profiles and overview essays.
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