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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.

Descriptions and synopsis of over 90,000 films with international coverage from the 1930s to the present and biographical information covering approximately 40,000 personalities. Includes feature films, Hollywood entertainment shorts, documentaries and TV movies.

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 - Overr 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.

*"How & How-to help guide on How to find videos"

* You may also want to consult the Visual Collections Repository (VCR)

Primary sources: trade magazines & newspapers

Primary sources: Canada / Québec

  • Google News Archive can be searched for 100s of newspaper reviews - NOTE: some articles are available as pay per view. Check CLUES to see if newspaper is available at Concordia Library
  • Google News Archive can be searched for 100s of newspaper reviews - NOTE: some articles are available as pay per view. Check CLUES to see if newspaper is available at Concordia Library

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Theses & dissertations

Websites

  • Google News Archive can be searched for 100s of newspaper reviews - NOTE: some articles are available as pay per view. Check CLUES to see if newspaper is available at Concordia Library
  • Google News Archive can be searched for 100s of newspaper reviews - NOTE: some articles are available as pay per view. Check CLUES to see if newspaper is available at Concordia Library
  
  

Course guides - Fall 2020

FMST 600 - Methods in Film Studies

FMST 202 - Film History II

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