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National Cinemas

Finding Books

Using the UTCat link below, enter any of the Subject Headings, exactly as they appear, in the Search Box, then choose Subject from the drop-down menu:

UTCat Browse/Subject Search

Subject Headings

  • Developing countries Civilization Western influences
  • Motion picture industry Developing countries
  • Motion pictures Developing countries
  • Motion pictures Developing countries History
  • Motion pictures Political aspects Developing countries
  • Women in motion pictures Developing countries
  • Women in the motion picture industry Developing countries

  • Asian American motion picture producers and directors
  • Asian Americans in motion pictures
  • Culture diffusion
  • Foreign films
  • Imperialism in motion pictures
  • Indigenous peoples in motion pictures
  • Intercultural communication in motion pictures
  • Middle East In motion pictures
  • Minorities in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures Aesthetics
  • Motion pictures and language
  • Motion pictures France Colonies
  • Motion pictures in ethnology
  • Nationalism in motion pictures
  • Politics in motion pictures
  • Racism in motion pictures
  • Visual anthropology

Finding Journal Articles

Interdisciplinary databases

Film-specific databases

  • The American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog covers the history of American cinema comprehensively from 1893 to 1975, with full or short records for films from 1976 to present. Use the AFI Catalog to find detailed production information about specific films (incl. release dates and other production-related information), as well as citations to contemporaneous reviews from newspapers (e.g., New York Times); trade & industry publications (Variety); popular magazines (Motion Picture Herald, Photoplay); and review publications (Monthly Film Bulletin), among others.
    Note: There are no direct links to online content from the AFI Catlog. See How to Find Journal Articles below, for instructions on how to use a citation to find a journal article.
  • Film Index International (British Film Institute). Coverage: 1900 - current. The directors selected for inclusion are a) those who have made a fiction film shown theatrically that is over 50 minutes in duration, released between 1928 and 1965, and b) those who have made a fiction film over 60 minutes in duration, post-1965.
    Note: There are no direct links to online content from Film Index International. See How to Find Journal Articles below, for instructions on how to use a citation to find a journal article.
  • International Index to Film Periodicals (1972+) Search by keyword, separating each word or phrase by AND
  • Film & Television Literature Index (1913-current)
  • Film Literature Index (1976-2001).

Journals