When searching any database (the library catalog, article databases, web searches) the following terms will be useful:
For additional subject terms, check the Subject Terms thesaurus in Academic Search Complete
The following is a list of essential books in the field of film studies which discuss film history, criticism and analysis.
The Film Encyclopedia REF PN1993.45 K34 2001
Magill's Cinema Annual REF PN1995.M34 1982-present
The Motion Picture Guide REF PN1993.M4334
Sometimes, searching in Journals and Magazines directly will provide better results. The following is a list of major Journals and Magazines that can be viewed online. You can view the full list of journals by viewing our Film Journal Directory.
The following links will take you to registration pages for various listserve groups focusing on theater and film.