Race and Gender in Hollywood Film: Film of Choice Project


On Reserve at the Circulation Desk

(Sign out for use IN LIBRARY ONLY for duration of assignment)

  • The Routledge companion to cinema and gender. 
  • Understanding movies / Louis Giannetti. PN1994 .G47 2018 [on permanent reserve]

Encyclopedias and Reference Books / eBooks

  • Cinema studies : the key concepts. Ref PN1993.45 .H36 2013 
  • Race in American film: voices and visions that shaped a nation. Ref PN1995.9 .N4 R33 2017  3 vols
  • Schirmer encyclopedia of film. Ref PN1993.45 .G65 2007 4 vols (also an online ebook)

Taft Online Subscription Databases

  • To find both reviews and articles about your movie: 
    • Enter your movie's title in quotation marks, for example, "Moonrise Kingdom", in the first search field.
    • In the next search field, enter the director's last name.
    • Limit to Full Text. (Only JSTOR has full-text for all content.)
    • Choose Document type: Film Review or Movie Review and also Article
  • Academic OneFile Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. 
  • Academic Search Complete  Full-text access to thousands of journals in all disciplines. 
  • JSTOR Full-text scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and sciences. (There is no Item Type specifically for film reviews, so limit to Reviews and Articles.)
  • New York Times 1980-current (ProQuest) Full-text coverage. (Limit to Document type: Article, Film, and Review)


See Find and Evaluate Websites for information on how to locate high quality websites.

  • Google Scholar (searches for scholarly material including books, journal articles, conference papers, chapters, and theses on a wide range of subjects)
  • Movie Review Query Engine (the Internet’s largest database of movie reviews for over 100,000 titles)