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American Film Institute Catalog

A comprehensive resource for information on American films and cinema history. All films produced in American or by American production companies are indexed. Includes plot summaries, production history, cast information and more. Content spans 1893 – Present.

Arts & Humanities (ProQuest)

Supports STEAM Education Research Cluster. A collection of full-text scholarly articles from across the humanities. Topics include: art and design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theater, and cultural studies. Designed to complement DAAI, MLA International Bibliography, Philosopher’s Index, and RILM Abstracts. Content spans 1973 – Present.

Arts Premium Collection

The Arts Premium Collection encompasses cross-searchable databases with thousands of journal titles, ensuring deep searches of extensive collections in specialist subject areas not covered in more general databases. Subject areas include: Art, Design, Architecture, Humanities, Film/Screen Studies, Music, Performing Arts, and more. With international coverage, and access to the definitive indexes in these fields, the Arts Premium Collection supports academic inquiry and is a rich source for comprehensive arts literature reviews.

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals

Indexes articles and provides selective full text from over 300 academic and popular film journals. Incorporates the International Index to TV Periodicals (1979-1998), Treasures from the Film Archives (identifying silent film holdings in archives worldwide), the International Federation of Film Archives Affiliates’ Publications, and the International Directory of Film/TV Documentation Collections. Year of Coverage: 1972-present

Film and Television Literature Index

Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 300 publications as well as full text for more than 90 journals. Topics include: film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Access to this resource will expire on September 1, 2020.

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Film Index International

Provides information on more than 128,000 films and 900,000 individuals from 170+ countries. Searchable by person, film title, and keyword, plus many other fields. Records include director name, full cast and crew lists, credits, awards received, and synopses. Also provides citation information for selected (mainly scholarly) reviews and other journal articles related to the film or person.

Film Platform

Film Platform serves as a bridge between academia and documentary film, bringing students and professors some of the most relevant and highly regarded films from the festival circuit. The collection is curated by film experts and academics to showcase critically-acclaimed documentaries of social, political and cultural importance, and the catalog is continually growing.

Performing Arts Periodicals Database (formerly IIPA)

Provides blend of abstracts, indexing and full-text articles. Content covers a broad spectrum of arts and entertainment industry. Topics include: dance, film, television, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, broadcast arts, circus performance, comedy, storytelling, opera, pantomime, puppetry and magic. Content spans 1864 – present, mostly from 1998 – present.

ProQuest Primary Source Collection

Supports multiple Research Clusters. This collection contains 300 multidisciplinary resources including primary source documents, archival collections, government documents, periodicals, newspapers, video and more. Topics include: Art; History; Literature; News, Newspapers, and Periodicals; and Social Sciences.

Screen Studies Collection

A collection current publications related to film scholarship alongside detailed and expansive filmographies. This collection includes the specialist index FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database and the detailed and complementary filmographies created by the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute; AFI Catalog and Film Index International.


A collection of independent documentaries. Includes transcripts for some titles.

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