Contains descriptions of over 400,000 articles published in more than 345 of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals. Incorporates two print indexes, the International Index of Film Periodicals (1972-present) and the International Index to Television Periodicals (1979-2000). Each entry consists of a full bibliographic description, an abstract and comprehensive headings (biographical names, film titles and general subjects). This is the only database offering film periodical indexing using a hierarchically ordered controlled thesaurus with more than 20,000 subject terms. The index contains comprehensive television periodical indexing until 2000 and TV related articles from film periodicals continue to be indexed.