Journal Index and Abstracts Reviews and Critical Analyses Current and retrospective



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  • Gary Handman
  • ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
  • 643-8566
  • Journal Index and Abstracts
  • ejournals: licensed and open-source
  • Monographs
  • Film Credits Databases
  • Archival Sources
  • What We’ll Be Covering:
  • Online Indexes
  • Hundreds of disciplinary, multi-disciplinary, and news-based-- licensed by the library (many via CDL)
  • Each indexes dozens to hundreds of journals
  • Multiple indexes sometimes under one company portal (eg: CSA Illumina, EBSCO, Wilson)
  • Coverage better for current than retro (in most cases)…relatively few before 1960
  • Some overlap in coverage between dbs
  • Full-text availability: varies from database to database; many are still citation only
  • Most citations have UC eLinks (more about which later)
  • Accessible from off-campus via proxy
  • Online Indexes: Current Reviews and Scholarship
  • Where to start
  • No
  • Now Playing
  • EBSCO databases (Academic Search Complete; Film & TV Lit Index, and others)
  • MLA Bibliography
  • International Index to the Performing Arts
  • JSTOR (most retro, but in 2011, some current)
  • GH Film Studies Desert Island List:
  • Retrospective
  • No
  • Now Playing
  • Readers Guide Retrospective
  • Internat’l Index to Performing Arts
  • JSTOR
  • Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
  • International Index to the Performing Arts
  • Periodicals Archive Online (PAO)
  • AFI and BFI Indexes
  • Remember: the farther back in time, the thinner the scholarship and academic writing…
  • GH Desert Island List:
  • Retrospective Film Reviews
  • Print Sources
  • No
  • Now Playing
  • Variety Film Reviews (soon to go online) Print in MRC, 1907– (online in 2011!!!)
  • Hanson and Hanson: Film Review Index (in MRC)
  • Retrospective index to film periodicals, 1930-1971 (in MRC)
  • Readers Guide to Periodical Lit (print)
  • SEE Kristen Whissel List!
  • Ejournals
  • Including
  • Open-source and commercial one-offs
  • Publishers’ collections*:
  • Some can be accessed directly;
  • Some only thru an index
  • Film ejournals:
  • http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/filmstudies/filmjournals.html
  • All ejournals (searchable or browseable by title)
  • http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/: ejournals A-Z
  • OskiCat: Can look up journals by title: links to full text when available
  • *e.g. Taylor and Francis;
  • Caliber (UC Press), Cambridge
  • Sage; Wiley
    • Where Do I find The Most Recent Articles on Griffith’s Intolerance?
  • Take em’ out for
  • a spin..
  • UC eLinks
    • Books on Buñuel: OskiCat
    • Books on Buñuel since 2000: OskiCat with publication limits
    • Chapters or essays on Buñuel in books
        • Notes keywords in OskiCat (advanced search)
        • MLA and Essay and General Literature Index
        • Google Scholar!! (includes Google Books!)
    • Ebrary
    • (electronic books collection)
  • Archives
  • Listing of International Archives via LC http://www.loc.gov/film/arch.html
  • FIAF (Db of international archival holdings) (UCB/proxy only)
  • http://fiaf.chadwyck.com/home.do
  • American Memory Project (LC) (early films, animation, et al.):
  • http://memory.loc.gov/
  • Europa Film Treasures
  • http://www.europafilmtreasures.eu/
  • Film Archives online (European archives) http://www.filmarchives-online.eu/
  • Internet Moving Image Archive (ephemera, orphans, PD works)
  • http://www.archive.org/details/movies
  • UbuWeb (streamed avant-garde works)
  • http://www.ubu.com/
  • Where do I find out about recent archival film acquisitions in the broader UC system?
  • Where do I find foreign-language film databases (which might include, say, more French journals from the early twentieth century than would an English database)?
  • I've seen the immense Shakespeare adaptations bibliography on the Media Resources website; where do I find such a resource for other authors?
  • Scholarship on prisons and silent cinema (e.g. representation of prisons/figure of prison in silent cinema)
  • Information about film screenings in alternative exhibition sites such as prisons
  • Scholarship that references the mug shot in silent cinema
  • Gary Handman
  • ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
  • 643-8566


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