27 October 2011

New e-Resource - Film Indexes Online

We now have access to the Film Indexes Online database, an authoritative research resource for cinema and film studies.  It also covers history, literature, music and performing arts resources.

FIO consists of Film Index International, the FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals and the American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog.  These important resources can be cross-searched or searched independently.
    Film Index International

    a comprehensive filmography, from 1900 to the present.  Covers more than 125,000 films and 800,000 film personalities, from over 180 countries. Includes information on film awards, searchable plot summaries, cast and crew lists, plus film synopses and production details.
      The FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals (Plus)

      almost 400,000 article references from nearly 340 academic and popular film journals, between 1972 to the present.  Provides expert international contributions on film preservation, cataloguing and documentation. Also offers over 85,000 full-text articles from approx 40 key journals. 

      The American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog

      a national filmography, documenting the history of American cinema.  Over 17,500 entries cover the early years of American film from 1893-1910, and the 48,000+  films produced between 1893-1974.  Provides full production and cast information, extensive plot summaries, etc.

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