What are the main film databases in the library?

Answered By: Isabel O'Kelly
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2015     Views: 10

Film databases allow you to search across a range of different journals, books and other publications for information on a specific topic related to film. Databases contain peer-reviewed, scholarly material. Links to the full-text will be provided, where available, by Queen's University. Some of the main databases for film are listed below.

Arts and Humanities Citation Index

Includes abstracting and indexing for more than 1,700 arts and humanities journals, and coverage of disciplines that includes social and natural science journals. Part of the Web of Science.

BFI Screenonline

On-line encyclopaedia of British film and television featuring clips and recorded interviews from the BFI archives. Accessible on QUB campus only.

Film Indexes Online

Provides access to: Film Index International - an index of entertainment films and personalities worldwide (produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute); International Index to Film Periodicals - an index of over 300 academic and popular film and television journals; and the American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog, documenting American film.

International Index to Performing Arts Full Text

The index covers the arts and entertainment industry and includes dance, drama, theatre, stagecraft, musical theatre, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film and television.

JISC Mediahub

Access to multimedia resources from a wide range of collections, including: Channel 4, Getty Images, the Imperial War Museum, ITN/Reuters archives, Gaumont and Paramount newsreels, Royal Mail Film Classics, and the Wellcome Library.

NewsFilm Online

A selection of news stories and programme scripts from from the ITN/Reuters archives.

Project Muse

Full-text online access to over 300 humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers.

Taylor and Francis Online Journals

Access to journals published by Taylor & Francis and subscribed to by Queen's.
The key databases LibGuides page for Creative Arts will give you a full listing of Creative Arts databases. Other databases are viewable on the A-Z of Online Resources page.

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