Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Review Sources
A Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies, by James
Watson, Anne Hill. 6th ed., 2003
Daley Reference P87.5 .W38 2003
Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory, eds. Roberta E. Pearson, Phillip Simpson, 2001
Daley Reference PN1993.45 .C75 2001
Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Television, Horace Newcomb, ed., 1997
Daley Reference PN1992 .I8
Film Encyclopedia, by Ephraim Katz. 4th ed., 2001
Daley Reference PN1993.45 .K34 2001
Film Review Annual, Englewood, N.J.: J.S. Ozer, 1982-
Daley Reference PN1995 .F465
History of the Mass Media in the United States: an Encyclopedia, Margaret A. Blanchard,
Daley Reference P92.U5 H54 1998
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, eds. Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast. 4th ed, 2000
Daley Reference PN1997.8 .I58 2000
Magill's Survey of Cinema,
Frank N. Magill, ed., 1981
|Note: There are several good film and television
encyclopedias for specific areas of film and television study in
the reference collection call number area
Abstracts through FirstSearch
Also available in print as Art Index.
Tables, Daley Reference Z5937 .A78
Abstracts through FirstSearch's database ECO (1998-2003)
Also available in print.
Tables, Daley Reference P87 .C59733
Film Literature Index
Index Tables, Daley Reference Z5784. M9 F45
Abstracts through FirstSearch
International Bibliography through CSA Illumina
Guide Abstracts through FirstSearch
available in print from 1900 to the present.
Tables, Daley Reference AI3 .R48
UIC does not own all of the journals listed in the above indexes.
to see if the Library owns the journal you need. Remember, search for
the title of the journal, not the title of the
* Journals are located on the 2nd floor of the Daley
These selected Web resources represent some commercial movie and
television resources as well as some academic resources in theory,
criticism, and/or discussion lists. Web resources rarely, if ever,
replace research in books and journals. Use discretion when referring
to electronically published documents. For further information see
Guide to Evaluating Web Sites."
A paper version of this page is available across from the Reference
Desk on the 2nd floor of the Daley Library.
||Searchable by title, cast, crew, and plot elements.
Provides a glossary of film terminology, 15 genre categories, and
a collection of essays on various historical movements,
biographies, and genre development. The keyword search feature is
not so good, so expect to browse.
of DuPage Checklist on Researching Film Topics
||Much like the page you are now reading, this
checklist provides basic instruction on how to construct a good
search. Scroll down the page for excellent suggestions for
specific film and television research.
University Libraries Film Studies Web resources
||Provides links to review sites,
commercial sites, and several film and media studies electronic
||A searchable, comprehensive database that
provides detailed credit information for actors, directors, and
films. Includes news about the film and television industries, and
provides links to external online film reviews. A great
Review Query Engine
||Lists over 160,000 reviews of over 29,000 titles.
Reviews are listed by title and include their author and
publication. These reviews can be from an individual's home page or the
New York Times on the Web. Great for current reviews, but
does not have a historical perspective.
|Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
|The Academy Awards Database is an excellent resource for finding historical information on all Oscar winners and nominees.
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