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American Television History

Your guide to American television history at UCLA: Find articles, books, and more.

Off-Campus Access

If you live off campus, make sure to set up the BOL Proxy Server or VPN client on your laptop or home computer! This will enable you do conduct research and access full-text articles, databases, and other resources from anywhere.

Print Article Indexes

Despite the number of article databases and online content now available, several important print indexes, bibliographies, and facsimile reprints provide crucial access to early film periodicals.

Current Industry Articles in Databases

Historic Entertainment Industry Magazines Online

Major digitization projects that include historic entertainment magazines previously unavailable online.

Contemporary Websites & Blogs

Most of these sites have Twitter, Facebook, and/or RSS feeds, allowing you to follow news more easily. They are useful for contemporary news only. For older content, use print editions of publications and databases listed under "Historical Entertainment Industry Magazines Online."

Selected Entertainment Industry Magazines at UCLA

Below are catalog records for major film industry periodicals held in the UCLA Library. While some have selected content online, full historical issues are often only available in print or via microfilm. The Library houses many more magazines and journals pertaining to the consumption and study of media, but the publications below specifically cover the industry and business of production to some extent.