Key information resources for film, cinema, radio and television studies.

History of Film

Welcome to the My Subject page for Film Studies. This page highlights library and information resources for your subject.

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  • Art Full Text
    Index and full text journal articles visual and performing arts, including film and television.
  • Film Literature Index
    Index to journal articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    Index to English literary journal articles and books. A useful source of information on film writing and adaptations.
  • Google Scholar
    General index to academic books and journal articles.
  • Web of Science
    Index to journal articles including the Arts and Humanities Citation Index.


  • The main Film Studies section is 791 on floor 3, pink zone of the library. This includes DVDs.
  • Use Library Search to find books, journal articles, DVDs and more.
  • Box of Broadcasts (BoB)
    Watch, record and make clips of programmes from 60+ UK TV and radio channels.
  • Kanopy
    Online film streaming service featuring classic films, independent films, and documentaries.
  • DVD playback facilities are available in the Express Zone (on the ground floor) and in Room 0.0 (in the basement) of the library.
  • Film Studies students should follow the University's Footnote Referencing Style.
  • BUFVC Audiovisual Citation Guide
    Additional guidance on referencing moving images and sounds.

Film & TV Indexes


  • Bill Douglas Cinema Museum
    Public museum and academic research centre at the University of Exeter.
  • Gale News Vault
    Historical newspaper articles including the Daily Mail, The Times and Sunday Times, Times Literary Supplement and The Listener.
  • Lantern
    Media History Digital Library collection of classic early 20th century media periodicals including Variety magazine.
  • National Science and Media Museum
    Museum and research centre in Bradford housing national collections on photography and cinematography.
  • Newsfilm Online
    A selection of news stories from the ITN/Reuters archives, including
    news footage from ITV, Channels 4 and 5, Paramount and Reuters.
  • Nexis
    Full-text articles from UK and international newspapers, updated on a daily basis.
  • Proquest Newspapers
    Historical newspaper articles including the Guardian and Observer, Los Angeles Times and New York Times.
  • Ransom Movie Poster Collection
    Digital archive of American film posters (1920s-1970s) from the Harry Ransom Centre, University of Texas at Austin.

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