Film and Video Studies

American Film Scripts Online

Description

American Film Scripts Online (AFSO) includes more than 1,000 scripts and over 100,000 scenes of life as portrayed in the movies from studios such as Warner Bros., Sony, RKO and MGM.In addition, the database includes over 430 original images of previously unpublished screenplays. Also included are detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts.

AFSO presents scripts in the conventional screenplay format wherever it exists in the original. Users also will now see longer sections of each script for viewing and printing, links from search results directly to a specific scene, and other enhancements, including hundreds of screenplays availble in .pdf format.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1903-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9627
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American Film Institute Catalog (DLPS version)

Alternative Titles
AFI Catalog
Description

This collection provides a detailed view of American feature films produced during the last century, compiled by specialist researchers at the AFI. Includes full production and cast information as well as extensive plot summaries, notes, and citations to reviews and articles in industry periodicals. Documents 45,000 American films from 1893-1950 and 1961-1970. More than 17,500 entries cover the early years of American film from 1893 to 1910.

Type
Catalog
Coverage
1893 - 1950, 1961 - 1970
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9583
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Film Indexes Online

Alternative Titles
American Film Institute Catalog, Film Index International, FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals
FIO, AFI, FII
Description

Combined access to the American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog, Film Index International (FII), and the FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals databases. Permits cross-searching of all three databases simultaneously, with results grouped under the name of the database they came from. The first few results from each database are displayed, with links that lead to the full set of results inside that database.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
Varies by database. 1893 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9559
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American Film Institute Catalog (Chadwyck-Healey version)

Alternative Titles
AFI Catalog
Description

Provides a detailed view of American feature films produced during the last century, compiled by specialist researchers at the AFI. Includes full production and cast information as well as extensive plot summaries, notes, and citations to reviews and articles in industry periodicals. Documents more than 48,000 American films from 1893-1972. More than 17,500 entries cover the early years of American film from 1893 to 1910. Also includes detailed information on AFI's Top 10 films (recipients of the AFI Top Ten Movies of the Year Awards) for each year from 2000 to the present.

Type
Catalog
Coverage
1893-1972, 2000-present. Covers all feature films produced in the U.S. from 1893-1972. Covers only AFI's Top Ten Movies of the Year from 2000 to the present. Updated with corrections and new records for additional films annually.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9557
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Film Index International

Alternative Titles
FII
Description
filmography that gives fully international coverage of around 118,000 films and 685,000 film personalities from over 170 countries. Its rich content also includes coverage of international film awards and prizes as well as searchable plot summaries and full cast and crew lists. All eras of film-making are covered - from the early silent movies to recent box-office hits. Based on the bfi's Summary of Information on Film and Television (SIFT) database, Film Index International is both inclusive and authoritative.
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9555
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International Index to the Performing Arts

Alternative Titles
International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA)
IIPA
Description

This database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 260 scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals. The database currently includes half a million records, the majority from the most recent ten years of each journal. It also retrospectively indexes 63 periodical titles as far back as 1864. 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.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1998 - (with retrospective coverage of selected titles)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9551
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AP Images

Alternative Titles
AP Images, AP Multimedia Archive, AccuNet/Associated Press Photo Archive
Description
Online access to over 500,000 photos with detailed captions from the AP news wire. Includes all photos from US and abroad added in the previous 365 days (800 per day) plus many selected historical photos from 1844 to the present. Also includes printed graphics and news audio clips transmitted by AP, and selected publicity photos from PR Newswire, Prime Newswire, and other sources. Updated continuously.
Type
Images
Coverage
1844 - All AP photos, graphics, and audio clips from the current year, plus selected historical photos since 1844, and selected publicity photos.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9457
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A-V Online

Alternative Titles
A-V Online (SilverPlatter)
Description

A database of distribution sources for educational media on videotape, film, audiocassette, and other formats. It contains over 350,000 descriptions of videotapes, 16mm films, audio-tapes, filmstrips, slide sets, transparencies and film cartridges of an educational, documentary or informational nature. Compiled by the National Information Center for Educational Media (NICEM), with records from the Library of Congress, publishers' catalogs, & library collections.

Type
Directory
Coverage
1900 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9395
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ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Alternative Titles
PQHN, ADW, BAA, CD, CT, DFP, IT, JP, LAS, LAT, NYAN, NYT, PC, WIT, WSJ, WP, UK, Freep
Description

ProQuest Historical Newspapers is a custom ProQuest cross-search providing full-text access to the complete backfiles of 20 U.S. and 32 international English-language newspapers from Canada, China, India, Ireland, Israel, and the United Kingdom, including:

Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1791 - 2012 (Varies by title) One year of additional content is added to the backfile annually for the following 10 titles: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Globe and Mail, Irish Times, Jerusalem Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Times of India, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post. The content of all other titles does not increase beyond the years specified.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9371
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New York Times, 1851-2010

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Times, PQHN: NYT, NY Times
Historical Index to the New York Times, 1851-1993
Description

Searchable access to the backfile of the New York Times newspaper (Late Eastern Edition), from the first issue on September 18, 1851 through the December 31st issue of 3 years ago.  (One year of additional content from 3 years ago is added annually.)  Reproduces the complete full text of every issue in its original printed form, in full page images digitized from microfilm.  Also incorporates indexing and subject headings from the New York Times Index, 1851-1993.

Note:  For searchable access to the full text of the New York Times from 2011 to the present, use ProQuest Newsstand or LexisNexis Academic.  For combined searchable access to the complete backfile from 1851 up through today's issue, use ProQuest News & Current Events.  For full image access for issues from 2011 up to two months ago, use ProQuest Digital Microfilm.

 

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1851 - 2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9367
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