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Online Film & Television Reference
American Film Institute Catalog
AFI Catalog is the premier national filmography and is produced in collaboration with the American Film Institute. It documents more than 46,000 American films from 1893-1958 and 1961-1970. Extensive plot summaries, full production and cast information, and notes are provide. AFI Catalog can be searched in conjunction with Film Index International through Film Indexes Online.
Film Index International (Film Indexes Online)
FII is produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute. This database indexes over 115,000 films, 57,000 film personalities from over 170 countries. It also includes coverage of international film awards and prizes, searchable plot summaries, and full cast and crew lists. FII can be searched in conjunction with AFI Catalog through Film Indexes Online.
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
International Dictionary of Film and Filmmakers
Written for film students and film buffs alike, this set features thorough coverage of legendary films, actors, actresses, directors, writers, and other production artists through detailed essays and commentary by experts. Entries include biographies, filmographies, comprehensive credits, production information, major awards, and bibliographies.
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film
This reference provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.
Print Film & Television Reference
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films. 2015. HumRef PN 1995 .R6857 2015.
Katz. The Film Encyclopedia. 2008. HumRef PN 1993.45 .K34 2008
Mayer. Encyclopedia of Film Noir. HumRef PN 1995.9 .F54 M39 2007
Roud. Cinema: A Critical Dictionary. 1980. 2 vols. HumRef PN 1993.45 .C5
The Oxford History of World Cinema. HumRef PN 1993.5 .A1 O96 1996
Cinema Year by Year: 1894-2001. HumRef PN 1993.5 .A1 C566 2001
Shipman. The Story of Cinema: An Illustrated History. 2 vols. HumRef PN 1993.5 .A1 S52 1980
International Motion Picture Almanac. (annual)1929-present. HumRef PN 1993.3 .I55 (latest 5 years @ HumRef)
Variety International Film Guide. 1989-present. HumRef PN 1993.3 .I544 (latest 5 years @ HumRef)