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Film and Television

Your guide to film and television research at UCLA. Find articles, books, videos, and more.

New Journal Issue Alerts

In the print world, researchers can browse new issues of journals on a shelf. This isn’t always easy to do in the case of electronic journals, making the ability to set up alerts a useful tool for the discovery of new research. UCLA subscribes to a number of e-journal packages from different vendors that typically provide an e-mail-based table of contents alerting service, and/or the option of setting up RSS feeds for specific titles. RSS feeds can often be saved as favorites on your desktop, or via a feed reader with more advanced options. Below are some of the major vendors offering e-journals in Film, Television, and Media Studies.

Project Muse

Project Muse is an online publisher of current University Press journals from a number of presses, with an emphasis on the humanities. You may sign up for e-mail alerts when the latest issue of journals you select is published (you will receive a link to the journal issue). Alternatively, you can sign up for RSS feeds linking to latest issues that will show up in a reader or in the “favorites” section of your browser. Project Muse tends to add new titles annually, so it is useful to watch for new journals available from the service you may want to add to your list. Note that some journals in Muse are now “Archive Only,” meaning that the title has switched to another vendor and there will be no more alerts through this database.

Journals of interest available from Muse: Advertising & Society, Cinema Journal, Discourse, Film & History, Film History, Framework, The Moving Image, PAJ, Velvet Light Trap, GLQ, American Quarterly, Canadian Review of American Studies, boundary 2, Cultural Critique, Postmodern Culture, Technology and Culture, Callaloo, Biography, Arizona Quarterly, Criticism, New Literary History, Black Camera, Journal of Film and Video, Mechademia, Music Sound and the Moving Image, Science Fiction Film and Television

JSTOR Current Issues

Although primarily offering back issues, JSTOR hosts a small set of journals with current issues, particularly UC Press. Media studies journals with current content include Black Camera, Film History, Film Quarterly, and Journal of Film and Video. If you sign up for MyJSTOR, you can use journal tracking tools such as RSS feeds and table of contents by e-mail.

Taylor & Francis Journals

T&F is a commercial online journal and database provider for numerous academic disciplines. To sign up for e-mail alerts to new journal issues from Taylor & Francis, register on their site and select titles from the “Journals” list. Keep in mind that although you can sign up for table of contents from any journal, UCLA may not necessarily subscribe to it.

Journals of interest available from Taylor & Francis: Digital Creativity, Early Popular Visual Culture, Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, New Review of Film & Television Studies, Performance Research, Quarterly Review of Film & Video, Text & Performance Quarterly, South Asian Popular Culture, Third Text

Cambridge Journals Online

Cambridge has a small set of interdisciplinary humanities journals available, which can be sent as e-mail contents alerts.

Journals of interest from Cambridge: Journal of American Studies, Journal of Asian Studies, International Journal of Cultural Property

Duke University Press

First, register for an account at You do not need to provide a customer number. 

Oxford University Press

Oxford provides e-mail delivery for new issues of electronic journals. They also offer RSS feeds for individual journals and a “CiteTrack” service that will search for topics and authors on a recurring basis. You will find all the Alerting Services options on the page for each individual journal.

Journals of interest from Oxford: Screen, Cambridge Quarterly, Notes and Queries, Review of English Studies, Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Studies, Year’s Work in English Studies

Sage Journals Online

Sage offers a small set of Communication Studies journals online, and offers both table of contents e-mail alerts and saved searches.

Journals of interest from Sage: Communication Research, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, European Journal of Communication, Games and Culture, Global Media and Communication, Media, Culture, & Society, New Media & Society, Television & New Media, Visual Communication