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Film: Research Databases

Academic Search Ultimate

Journal articles, book reviews, conference proceedings from over 8,500 titles. Including:

  • Film Comment  
  • Film Criticism
  • Cinema Journal
  • Journal of Popular Film and Television

Communication Source

Scholarly journal articles from over 1000 titles including:

  • Studies in European Cinema
  • New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film​
  • Media History
  • Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television




MySearch cross-searches many of BUs collections and research databases.

  • Remember: once you have run a keyword search and have a results list, use the Full-Text filter to bring back results that can be downloaded and read online.
  • Because mySearch searches through information from many different subjects you will need to think carefully about what keywords and search strings to use in order to reduce noise (irrelevant results). You can find more information about this in our Advanced Searching Guide    


Web of Science

Citation databases that allow searching for a specific article by subject, author, journal or author address. It is also possible to search for articles that cite a known author or work

Web of Science consists of:

  • Science Citation Index 1899-present
  • Social Sciences Citation Index 1898-present
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index 1975-present
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science 1990-present
  • Biosis Previews Archive 1969-2008
  • Medline 1950-present
  • Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators





Art and Architecture Complete

Scholarly journals, eBooks and Primary sources in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences including
  • American Cinematographer
  • Film International​
  • Sight and Sound
  • Film History

Project Muse

Scholarly journals, eBooks and Primary sources in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences including

  • Cinema Journal 
  • Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media
  • Journal of Film and Video
  • Velvet Light Trap