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Academic Search Premier

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  • Popular Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

A multidisciplinary database for peer-reviewed journals, newspapers and magazines, and some trade publications.

Academic Video Online Premium

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  • Videos
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, demonstrations, and raw footage across subject areas.

Films on Demand Master Academic Collection

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  • Vendor: Infobase

Educational titles, documentaries, archival films and performances from international producers across 26 core subject areas. New content regularly added. Unlimited, simultaneous access

MLA International Bibliography

(Modern Language Association)
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  • Dissertations & Theses | Reference Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

The main database of critical scholarship on all modern literatures and languages, linguistics and folklore. Also useful for film and media studies. Citations from 1963-present.

AFI Catalog

(American Film Institute)
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  • Vendor: ProQuest

A national filmography documenting the history of American cinema. Covers the years 1893-1974 comprehensively, with additional records covering selected major films from 1975 onwards. A key resource for the research, study and teaching of film.

Film Index International

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  • Vendor: ProQuest

Basic information on films from the silent era - present. Complied by the British Film Institute.

Film Scripts Online, Volume 1

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  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Over 1,100 authorized versions of copyrighted film scripts. Scripts from Warner Bros., Sony, RKO, MGM, and other major film studios; rights holders such as Faber & Faber, Newmarket Press, Penguin Putnam, StudioCanal, and Vintage Anchor are available, 1900-2000s.

Humanities Full Text

  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

Citations and links to full text for articles in the humanities from 1985-present.

Kanopy Streaming Video

  • Videos
  • Vendor: Kanopy

Access by request. Please allow 1-2 business days for requests to be reviewed. Due to the high cost of video licenses, we are generally only able to fulfill requests for titles being used as required course viewing or as a component of specific coursework/research projects.
Wide variety of educational and popular videos; includes subtitles/captions.


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  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

Provides access to indexing, abstracts, and available full text in a range of subject areas: business, education, science, humanities, social sciences. Covers both scholarly journals and popular magazines. Coverage begins in 1982, full-text coverage in 1994.

Readers' Guide

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  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

Citations and links full text of articles from over 250 major popular magazines and periodicals from 1890-present.

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