The Databases @ Emory page contains a broad selection of databases which may contain film-related articles. The most useful citation databases and indexes for Film and Media Studies are listed below.
TRY THESE DATABASES FIRST
Film and Television Literature with Full Text covers hundreds of academic journals, trade journals, and popular periodicals pertaining to film, television and the entertainment industry. Includes full text access for a number of titles. IMPORTANT NOTE: the older Variety film reviews in the “Variety Film Reviews” module are redacted and often have incorrect publication dates listed. This problem does not affect more recent Variety film reviews in the main portion of the database. For a more complete and accurate collection of older Variety film reviews, use the Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive database.
Film Literature Index Online is an older version of the Film and Television Literature Index and covers articles published 1976-2001.
FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Plus (1972 to present). Major index of scholarly and popular film journals. Includes full text access to selected titles.
JSTOR (Dates of coverage vary). Full text coverage of over 300 prominent scholarly journals in Film Studies, history, economics, and other fields. Coverage is usually from the first issue of a journal up to a few years prior to the current year. For recent journal issues, you should check other databases in addition to JSTOR.
MLA International Bibliography (1963 to present). Film coverage begins in 1974. After that it is listed under "Cinema." This online version, with its keyword searching capability, may identify articles on film not specifically indexed as such.
Project Muse (ca. 1990 to present). Full text of forty journals, among them Wide Angle, Cinema Journal, Postmodern Culture, Modernism/Modernity.
Academic Search Complete (1984 to present). Indexes both popular, general interest magazines and scholarly journals. Includes selected full text from 1990.
With some scholarly database providers, you can search multiple databases at the same time. One example of this is EBSCOhost, who provides "Film and Television Literature with Full Text," "MLA International Bibliography" and "Academic Search Complete."
This can save a great deal of time in searching and cut down on duplicate results.
Some database providers (such as EBSCOHost) offer the option of limiting your search results to peer-reviewed journal articles. Under "Limit your results," selected the "peer reviewed" box.