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Documentary Film and Television

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General Reference

Research assistance at the UCLA Arts Library is available in person on weekdays. See Research Help for complete reference service options.

Research Tip

In general, there is less published scholarly academic criticism available about individual documentaries compared to scripted Hollywood features. For some films, researchers may need to find  more general topical writing on documentary technique and/or a subject, and pair it with popular press reviews and articles that help support your thesis.

 

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Get Started with Articles: Major Databases

These online databases are good places to start searching for articles on film studies. For quick reference, hold your mouse over a link for a brief description of the resource. All of these are subscription resources from the Library, so you will need to make sure your computer is configured for off-campus access if you are researching from home.

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