Film and Video Studies

AFI (American Film Institute) Catalog

Description

A national filmography documenting the history of American cinema, covering the years 1893-1975 comprehensively, with additional full or short records for films from 1976-present.  Created by specialist staff at the American Film Institute (AFI).  Includes detailed descriptions of every American motion picture either produced in the United States or sponsored and financed by American companies that is 40 minutes or longer in duration, or 4 reels or longer in length.  Also includes descriptions of over 17,000 short films (those less than 40 minutes or 4 reels) from the first era of filmmaking, 1893–1910.  

Completed descriptions for each film include full production and cast information as well as extensive plot summaries, notes, filming locations, thematic subject headings, and citations to reviews and articles in industry periodicals.  Descriptions of films since 1976 are gradually being completed and records for new films added by the AFI editorial team each year.  Includes completed descriptions for AFI's Top 10 films (recipients of the AFI Top Ten Movies of the Year Awards) for each year from 2000-present.

Type
Catalog
Coverage
1893 - present.
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Performing Arts Periodicals Database

Alternative Titles
PAPD
International Index to Performing Arts (IIPA) (former title)
Description

This database provides indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 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. PAPD 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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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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Associated Press Images Collection

Alternative Titles
AP Images, AP Multimedia Archive, AccuNet/Associated Press Photo Archive
Description

Online access to over 12 million photos with detailed captions from the AP news wire. Includes all photos from U.S. and abroad added in the previous 365 days (800 per day) plus many selected historical photos from 1826 to the present. Also includes 340,000 printed graphics (maps, graphs, charts, logos, flags, illustrations, etc.) and 36,000 news audio clips transmitted by AP, and selected publicity photos from PR Newswire, Prime Newswire, and other sources. Updated continuously.

Type
Audio
Images
Map(s)
Coverage
1826 - (All AP photos, graphics, and audio clips from the current year, plus selected historical photos since 1826, and selected publicity photos.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9457
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A-V Online

Alternative Titles
NICEM, National Information Center for Educational Media
AV Online, A/V Online, AudioVisual Online, Audio-Visual Online
Description

A database of distribution sources for educational media. Includes educational, documentary, instructional, vocational, and informational materials along with motivational and recreational programming, genre classics, and independent avant-garde productions.  Contains over 475,000 descriptive records representing 680,000 videos, films, audio recordings, filmstrips, slide sets, transparencies, models and kits. 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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New York Times, 1851-2013

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 2014 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 2014 up to two months ago, use ProQuest Digital Microfilm.

 

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1851 - 3 years ago
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9367
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ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Alternative Titles
PQHN, AC, ADW, AHJM, AI, AR, BAA, BG, CCP, CD, CE, CNC, CSM, CT, DDN, DFP, GM, GAM, G&M, IT, JA, JE, JP, LAS, LAT, LCJ, NT, NYAN, NYT, PC, SCMP, SLPD, SFC, TI, TOI, TS, WIT, WSJ, WP, UK, Freep
Description

ProQuest Historical Newspapers is a custom ProQuest cross-search providing full-text access to the complete backfiles of 27 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.

*One additional year of content is added to these selected files annually.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1791 - 2015 (Varies by title). One year of additional content is added to the backfile annually for the following 12 titles: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Globe and Mail, Irish Times, Jerusalem Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, South China Morning Post, 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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ArchiveGrid

Alternative Titles
Archive Grid
ArchiveGrid (RLG)
Earlier version of this database was called Archival Resources
Description

A guide to historical records, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world. Contains nearly a million collection descriptions contributed by thousands of libraries, museums, and archives. A combination of brief descriptions derived from catalog records in the RLG Union Catalog, and more detailed archival finding aids harvested from the Internet, including those that conform to the EAD (Encoded Archival Description) format standard.

Type
Catalog
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Describes archival materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9331
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MLA International Bibliography

Alternative Titles
Modern Language Association International Bibliography
MLAIB
Description

The MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and film. It is produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), an organization dedicated to the study and teaching of language and literature. The electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to 1925 and contains over 2 million citations from more than 4,400 periodicals (including peer-reviewed e-journals) and 1,000 book publishers. It is compiled by the staff of the MLA Department of Bibliographic Information Services with the cooperation of more than 100 contributing bibliographers in the United States and abroad. Such international coverage is represented by literature from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America, and while the majority of records are from English-language publications, at least sixty other languages are represented including French, Spanish, German, Russian, Portuguese, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9243
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Periodicals Index Online

Alternative Titles
PIO. Full text portion also called Periodicals Archive Online (PAO).
Previously called Periodicals Contents Index Fulltext (PCI, PCIFT).
Description

An index to over 20 million articles in more than 7,000 arts, humanities and social science journals, from their first issues through 2000. Includes full text of articles for 633 of the journals covered. Covers many older journals not indexed electronically anywhere else.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1665 - 2000. (Dates of coverage vary by journal title--most are from first issue to 2000.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9193
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