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Social Psychology, Communication, Media Studies Research Guide


Film Literature Index

"The Film Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular. More than 2,000 subject headings provide detailed analysis of the articles.

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Indiana University a grant in 2002 to convert the print version of the Film Literature Index to electronic form. The FLI Online contains approximately 700,000 citations to articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001."

The Internet Movie Database

Owned by, this popular Web database contains information about films, directors, actors, screenwriters, cinematographers, producers, etc. The database catalogs "every pertinent detail about a movie, from who was in it, to who made it, to trivia about it, to filming locations, and even where you can find reviews and fan sites on the web." Though this is not a scholarly database, it reflects the considerable effort that is made to present reliable and accurate information.

Krasker Film/Video Services Online Catalog

This is an online catalog of more than 15,000 titles on film, videocassette, laserdisc, and DVD. Krasker Film/Video Services is part of Boston University's Media Group. Krasker is located at 985 Commonwealth Avenue. Use of its facilities and collection is restricted to current faculty, students, and staff of the university but is a searchable database for their on site resources.