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International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers

Alternative Titles
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Description
Detailed profiles with critical and evaluative essays on major or representative films and film personalities of all periods from Asia, South America, and Australia, as well as North America and Europe. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Fourth edition of 2001.
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9633
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Academic OneFile

Description

Provides indexing for over 8,000 scholarly journals, industry periodicals, general interest magazines and newspapers, with full text articles included for over 4,200 of them. Also includes podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1980 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9631
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SCIPIO: Art and Rare Book Sales Catalogs

Description

Describes art auction and rare book catalogs for sales from the late sixteenth century to scheduled auctions not yet held, from all major North American and European auction houses as well as important private sales. Records include the dates and places of sales, the auction houses, sellers, institutional holdings, and titles of works.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1599 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9575
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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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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.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9557
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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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ARTstor

Alternative Titles
ART Stor, ARTStore, ART Store, artstor images
Description

The ARTstor Digital Library provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities and sciences. It includes an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Our community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.

Collections are used for teaching and study in a wide range of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, and more. All University of Michigan community members may search and view images; ARTstor requires registration to download images and use the software tools.

Note: To access the images through the mobile interface, you will need to create an account through ARTstor. Access ARTstor via the library's website and click on the "Register" link at top right. Create an account; use that email and password to login to ARTstor mobile.

Type
Images
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9539
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Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970

Description

Sanborn maps, large-scale plans of a city or town, were created to assist fire insurance companies assess the risk associated with insuring a particular property. This collection includes 660,000 maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities.

Type
Images
Map(s)
Coverage
1867-1970
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9549
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Play Index

Alternative Titles
Play Ind., PI
Description

Covers more than 31,000 plays published individually or in collections from 1949 to the present, representing a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. Allows searching for plays by title; author; subject (sisters, culture conflict, marriage); style (symbolism, experimental theater); genre (comedy, melodrama, musical); and cast type. Includes descriptive annotations with plot summaries, musical requirements, number of sets, scenery requirements, etc.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
Indexes plays written from antiquity to the present published from 1949 - present.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9521
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