Contact the Visual Collections Repository (VCR) for the in-take process for film screening lists in the Fine Arts.
Cinema subject guide
Film & Cinema Encyclopedias and Indexes
When you are getting started on your topic, explore key figures (directors, actors et cetera) and concepts in specialized encyclopedias.
Can provide brief introductions, and extensive lists of important sources in many subject areas within Cinema and Media Studies and more.
Primary Sources: Film
- Medial - Feature films, shorts, documentaries and experimental videos acquired by Concordia Library. Log in with your netname and password
- Audio Ciné Films - Over 800 films in English and French, from the studios and producers including: Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios, Sony, Columbia, Tristar, Screen Gems, Universal Studios Canada (MCA), MGM, United Artists
- Criterion on Demand - Over 1,300 feature films in English and French. Includes 1920 classics, new releases, foreign films, literary adaptations, documentaries, animated titles, and independent features. Producers include: Paramount, DreamWorks, Mongrel, Sony Pictures Classics, Alliance, Miramax, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate.
- Kanopy Documentaries Collection - Streaming films covering a wide range of disciplines. Due to budgetary limitations, films must be individually requested. Faculty requests for documentaries for teaching and research purposes are generally granted. Note: This resource may not work properly with Chrome. If you experience issues, please try another browser.
- Online video databases - A full list of online video databases that Concordia University Library subscribes to.
- Free online videos - Examples of websites that offer to the general public to online videos in a variety of subjects.
Use the How to find videos guide
See demonstrations (Youtube): Searching for Film and Video using Sofia
Films at the Visual Collections Repository (VCR)
Moving Image Teaching and Research Film Collection: Searchable through Sofia and available for on site viewing at the VCR: Learn more here.
Search the VCR Celluloid Film Collection using the Moving Image Catalogue
Primary sources: trade magazines & newspapers
- Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive - covers small selelction of film trade journals
- Media History Digital Archive open access tool covering a selection of early cinema magazines
- Gallica - digital library of French and francophone culture
- American newspapers (historical) - New York Times | Wall Street Journal | Washington Post
- Times Digital Archive - covers London Times from 1785 to 1985
- Google News Archive - full text of open access selection of historical newspapers
- Film Reviews - indexes and listings of references to reviews, etc.
Primary sources: Canada / Québec
- CBCA Complete - interdisciplinary Canadian magazines and newspapers
- CPI.Q Canadian Periodical Index - interdisciplinary Canadian magazines
- Erudit - Full-text Quebec journals
- Eureka - Quebec newspapers
- Repere - Quebec magazines (some fulltext)
- Canadian Film & Video/Film et video canadiens - bibliography covering books, articles, etc from early twentieth century
- Globe & Mail Canada's Heritage from 1844 - full-page archive of The Globe from June 1844 to The Globe & Mail until December 2003
- Toronto Star Historical - full page scans covers 1894 - 2013
- Revues et journaux québécois - numerisés par BAnQ
- Film & Television Literature Index - cross-search with Art Full Text & Communication & Mass Media Complete
- Screen Studies Collection (ProQuest) searches FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals, Film Index International
- Performing Arts Periodicals Database - coverage of some film journals.
- JSTOR - interdisciplinary full-text database covering a small selection of film journals.
- MLA International Bibliography - interdisciplinary database including film resources.
- Google Scholar - interdisciplinary coverage, including books, journal articles, and more. NOTE: For optimal access, go to Settings - Library links, then search for "Concordia University Libraries"