World Cinema: Film of Choice Project

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Encyclopedias and Reference Books / eBooks

  • Cinema studies : the key concepts. Ref PN1993.45 .H36 2013
  • The new biographical dictionary of film. Ref PN1998.2 .T49 2002
  • Schirmer encyclopedia of film. Ref PN1993.45 .G65 2007 4 vols (also an online ebook)

On Reserve at the Circulation Desk

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  • The big screen : the story of the movies /  David Thomson. PN1993.5.U6 T463 2012
  • Film: an international history of the medium / Robert Sklar. PN 1993.5 .A1 S55 1993
  • Oxford history of world cinema / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, ed. PN1993.5.A1 O96 1995
  • Short history of film /  Wheeler W. Dixon. PN1993.5.A1 D53 2008 (also an online ebook)
  • Understanding movies / Louis Giannetti. PN1994 .G47 2018 [on permanent reserve]

Taft Online Subscriptions

  • Academic OneFile Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. (Do an advanced search and limit to document type Movie review.)
  • Academic Search Complete (Ebsco) Full text access to thousands of journals in all disciplines. (To find movie reviews, search your title as general search and use MOTION PICTURE REVIEW as a subject.
  • Biography in Context More than 430,000 biographies as well as related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers
  • JSTOR Extensive backfiles of full-text scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and sciences, many dating back to the 19th century
  • New York Times 1851-2008 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) Graphical interface and full-text coverage back to the first issue in 1851 (Click here for Traditional Interface)
  • New York Times 1980-current (ProQuest) Traditional interface and full-text coverage (FT coverage of NYT Magazine and Book Review begins 1997)
  • The Times (London) Digital Archive 1785 - 2012 More than 200 years of news in full facsimile images from London's premier newspaper (with an advanced search you can limit to reviews)


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updated 4/2018