Film resources trial

Four film resources are currently on trial until 31 March 2016:

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000. The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles. Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover in high-resolution color, with granular indexing of all articles, covers, ads and reviews.

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals

The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) brings together institutions dedicated to rescuing and preserving films. FIAF’s editorial staff, along with its Affiliates, produces the International Index to Film Periodicals which offers in-depth coverage of the world’s foremost academic and popular film journals. This database contains FIAF’s “Treasures from Film Archives”; a detailed index of the silent-era film holdings of archives from around the world.

International Index to Performing Arts Full Text (IIPA FT)

This database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 260 international periodicals, plus full text for more than 100 of the indexed journals. The database currently includes half a million records, the majority from the most recent ten years of each journal. IIPA covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry – including dance, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and more.

Screen Studies Collection

A comprehensive survey of 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.

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2 thoughts on “Film resources trial

  1. stebo says:

    These are an excellent choice of eresources, and I really hope that the the UL keeps them past the trial period. The Entertainment Industry database includes Billboard, The Stage and Variety – all of which are vital periodicals for anyone researching 19th-20th century entertainment. The FIAF index is equally indispensable for scholars who wish to find articles about cinema back to the 1970s, and those citations can then be seen full text in IIPA, while film titles can be traced in the Screen Studies collection. These four electronic databases make up a ‘full house’, allowing truly in-depth research. If Cambridge is to develop its potential for film/theatre studies, then these resources will help hugely. Otherwise scholars will always have to make the trek to the BL or BFI in London to access and use these databases.

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