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Resources for film studies and appreciation.

Key Journals and Magazines for Cinema

Journals are often intended for a scholarly audience (scholars, academics, researchers, etc.) Many of these journals go through a peer-review editing process. Peer-reviewed articles go through a rigorous publishing process: they are written by an academic, submitted to the journal, and then circulated to experts in the field for checking before being published.

Magazines are generally intended for a broader, public audience.

Recommended Databases for Cinema

Databases are searchable containers of the source types listed above: books, magazines, journals, and (but not webpages, which you search on the open web). Databases are owned by a few different companies, and the library pays for access to make relevant sources available for your research. The sources in the databases are rarely available for free on the open web.

When doing research in Cinema we recommend the following options:

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