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CIN201: Film Cultures 1: Art & Industry

A comprehensive guide to for finding the best primary source materials (1895-1968) for your Cinema Studies assignment.

Research Databases

Have topic in mind? Need to explore for inspiration? 

Learn how to use the following databases to access various type of resources (text, images, audiovisual) and successfully filter your results (e.g., format, year, language, and more). By understanding what these collections hold and how their search tools work, you will be able to connect with the best primary source materials for your assignment. . 


Remember the Assignment 2 section in this guide also groups together online collections from various sources (e.g., Media History Digital Library, the Margaret Herrick Library, Museums, Galleries, Archives, Universities) so it is easier to browse by: 

  • Topic (Film Industry, People, Films, Technology, National Cinemas)
  • Format (Newspapers, Fan & Popular Magazines, Trade / Industry Publications, Audiovisuals and Marketing)