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Media, Film & Communication - key resources

InfoDatabase title
Further informationMobile appAcademic Search Complete (EBSCOhost)
Designed for academic institutions, this database provides coverage of multidisciplinary academic journals. It supports research in the key areas of academic study by providing peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, books, and more.
Further informationMobile appCommunication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCOhost)
Provides indexing/abstracting and full-text journal content in areas related to communication and mass media.
Further informationFactiva
A global business information and research tool that aggregates content from a wide range of resources such as newspapers, journals, magazines and newswires. Content is generally full-text although coverage is sometimes selective.
Public accessMobile appIMDb: The Internet Movie Database
A database of movie and television information that includes directors, actors, writers, film trivia, characters, quotes, biographies, plots, photos, and movie trailers.
Further informationMLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)
A subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Access to the MLA Directory of Periodicals database is also provided.
Further informationProQuest Central
A leading electronic database providing indexing/abstracting and full-text access to scholarly and general interest publications. It combines information from a number of online databases with subjects covering: business, law, education, computing, science, technology, engineering, arts, medicine, and religion.

 

Media, Film & Communication - additional resources

InfoDatabase title
Further informationAcademic OneFile (Gale Cengage)
Provides indexing/abstracting for journals and reference sources with many articles available in full-text. Coverage includes the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes coverage of the New York Times back to 1985.
Further informationAcademic Video Online (AVON): Premium (Alexander Street)
A multidisciplinary collection of videos with thousands of titles and more added each month that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. Academic Video Online: Premium allows students and researchers to analyse unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors of videos around the world.
Further informationAFI (American Film Institute) Catalog (ProQuest)
A national filmography documenting the history of American cinema. Cataloguing currently covers the years 1893-1974 comprehensively, with additional records covering selected major films from 1975 onwards.
Further informationArchive Explorer (Adam Matthew)
Cross-search the Adam Matthew collections subscribed to by the University of Otago.
Further informationMobile appArts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science Core Collection)
Bibliographic and citation information for journal articles in the arts and humanities. Individually selected, relevant items from major science and social science journals are also indexed.
Further informationAustralasian Literature: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands (Alexander Street)
Creative works from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands from the 1930s to the present. Genres include Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Commentary and Criticism and Biography and Interviews.
Further informationEntertainment Industry Magazine Archive (ProQuest)
An archival research resource containing primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000. The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are all included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles.
Further informationeTV
Provides programmes recorded off-air from domestic and international television channels and Internet channels. First-time users must register for an ongoing username/password: select University of Otago; use University staff or student email address (otago.ac.nz) only; username/password will be sent to your email. Note: Use Chrome for all eTV functionality.
Further informationFIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database (ProQuest)
A bibliographic resource covering academic and popular film journals up to the present day. The database also provides access to many of the articles in full-text.
Further informationFilm Index International (ProQuest)
An online resource focusing on entertainment films and personalities. With an international and scholarly approach, the database indexes films from the first silent movies, to art house classics and the latest blockbusters.
Further informationIndex New Zealand
A searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from New Zealand periodicals and newspapers. The periodicals range from academic research journals to magazines.
Further informationInformit Humanities & Social Sciences Collection
A multidisciplinary collection providing access to unique content from journals, monographs, conference proceedings, research papers and reference materials. The broad subject coverage includes Aboriginal and indigenous studies, arts, history, law, literary studies, media, political science and sociology.
Further informationJohns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism
A resource of literary theory and discourse. It includes alphabetically arranged entries on critics and theorists, schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods.
Further informationMobile appJSTOR
Provides full-text access to back issues (delay in coverage generally 3-5 years) of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields of the humanities, social sciences, and life sciences. The Library's access includes all Arts & Sciences Collections, the Life Sciences Collection, Business IV, and the Ireland Collection.
Further informationLos Angeles Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
The complete digital archive of The Los Angeles Times from 1881 - 24 years ago.
Public accessMosfilm Online Cinema
A growing collection of unique works of Soviet and Russian cinematography. The films have image and sound restored and have brief annotations and filmographic information. Many have subtitles in English. Films are free to view online, or can be downloaded for a small fee.
Further informationPerforming Arts Periodicals Database (ProQuest)
This database provides indexing and full-text for international periodicals covering a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theatre, stagecraft, musical theatre, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and more.
Further informationSAGE Knowledge eBooks
Includes SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.
Further informationScreen Studies Collection (ProQuest)
This collection includes: FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database; AFI Catalog; and, Film Index International.
Further informationMobile appTaylor & Francis Online
A collection of full text journals in humanities, social sciences, science and technology from Taylor & Francis, Routledge and Psychology Press, including access to back issues from 1997 where available.
Public accessTe Puna
A web-based search service giving access to the bibliographic details of what is held in New Zealand and international libraries.
Further informationUnderground and Independent Comics: Volume I (Alexander Street)
A primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels. Beginning with the first underground comix from the 1960’s to the works of modern artists, this collection also includes interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document this artform.
Further informationUPCC Book Collections (Project MUSE)
Provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. The library subscribed content includes: Archaeology and Anthropology, Film, Theatre and Performing Arts, Global Cultural Studies, Higher Education, History, Literature, Philosophy and Religion, Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction, Political Science, and Policy Studies.
Further informationVogue Archive (ProQuest)
Contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution colour page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names.