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Film and Television

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

Periodicals: Basic Info and Indexing

Online Media Forums

Open access forums, journals, and less formal publication venues that contain emerging scholarship in media studies.

Core Film and Television Studies Databases

These more specialized tools index journals core to the study of film and television, including more international and professional practice-focused journals and magazines.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Communication Studies Databases

Although more focused on the social sciences than on aesthetics or history, Communications journals often contain scholarship on media, including television, gaming, social media, and more.

Entertainment Business and Law

Historic Magazines Online

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

Fine Arts Databases

Although more focused on the visual arts, these databases can be very helpful for identifying scholarship on video art and experimental film, animation, aesthetics, and other relevant topics.

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.