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Cinema Studies

Access Online Resources

Jump to the Type of Resource you need (ebook, articles, films, etc.) 

Be aware that some of the links in the list below will take you to another section in this guide or to other websites. Tips on filtering for eResources on UofT Libraries Website. Contact Cinema Studies Librarian Kate Johnson with any questions. 


Streamable Film & Media


Articles & Film Reviews (eJournals, Magazines, Newspapers, Databases)


Archival and Primary Source Collections 

  • Archival eCollections via UofT Libraries  (UTORID required)
  • Archival eCollections via Web (Open Access / Freely Available Online)
    • Includes online archives, open access collections, reliable websites, etc.


Free & Open Access Materials for Cinema Studies 

List of eResources that are freely available online including:  Films, eBooks, eJournals, Digitized Magazines and Newspapers, Archival and Primary Source Materials.

Narrow LibrarySearch Results to Online Resources

To narrow your search results to online resources (e.g., eBooks, eJournals, article databases, streamable video / audio):

  1. Enter your search terms
  2. Click on the Search Button (magnifying glass)
  3. On the Search Result page, under Filter your Results on the left side of the screen, locate Show Only heading and click the Online check box (you can also select other filters, including Format - Book, Book Chapters, Articles) 
  4. Click on APPLY FILTERS button at the bottom of screen

screen shot of the Library search page, highlighted items found in the numbered list above this image


Find eBooks through UofT Libraries Website 

eBook Platforms available through UofT

Please note that we might not have access to all content, but purchase suggestions to UofT Libraries

Contact Cinema Studies Librarian Kate Johnson to help you navigate these types of requests. 

  • Search the Library Website and limit your search results to Online 
  • These database platforms contain eBooks: 
  • Ebook platforms and collections
    • UofT Libraries has licenses with various eBook Vendors. This link takes you to a list of the platforms / collections, but they don't have great search options so it's better to use if you know the book's title and the publisher. 
    • Sometimes you will find books that we have access to but they haven't been listed yet in the library collections.
    • Get in touch with Kate if you have any questions. 

Open Access eBook Platforms

Cinema Studies eJournals

Streamable Film & Media