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Article Databases and Indexes
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Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
This citation index can be used to find articles that cite a particular article. It covers arts and humanities, including film and television, 1975 - present. Indexes articles from over 1,100 arts and humanities journals published worldwide in all languages (note that many journals are NOT included).
Use this resource to search for articles from scholarly journals or popular magazines, and from a select number of newspapers. It is comprised of the complete content and functionality of Academic Search Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Business Source Premier, and Regional Business News.
Use this database to find research articles, commentaries and more on film & television issues. List of titles included. Aspects covered include theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, reviews (back to 1914) and more. The database allows full searching of more than 270 publications and selected coverage of 300 more. Articles are available for more than 80 journals and texts from nearly 50 books. If the article you are interested in is not available online, click the Find It-button to see if the article is available in another library database, or to see if the library has the article in print.
Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective searches nearly 1200 of the most important journals in these subject areas. Updated, uniform subject headings facilitate your search, with the original subject headings also provided. Subjects Covered Include: Addiction Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Community Health & Medical Care, Corrections, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Dance, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Family Studies, Film, Folklore, Gender Studies, Geography, Gerontology, History, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literary & Social Criticism Literature, Minority Studies, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Planning & Public Administration, Policy Sciences, Political Science, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public Welfare, Religion and Theology, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Studies.
General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles
LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, and over 1,500 newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, consumer information, and countries worldwide. Locate information about companies, including company profiles from Hoovers. Legal publications include federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, Shepards Citations service, patent search and other legal reference materials.
This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
MasterFILE Premier, designed specifically for public libraries, provides full text for more than 2,000 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for 2700 titles. This database features: 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews, 357 reference and travel books including the World Almanac & Book of Facts 2001; full text from 84,074 biographies, 86,132 full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. MasterFILE Premier offers PDF backfiles as far back as 1975.
Catalogs and Bibliographies
Provides information on American-made films between 1893 and 1972. Unique features: ability to find films by topic; article reference list for a film. Links to library holdings of articles (Find It links). Note: For films made after 1972, use Film Index International which is also available from the University Libraries.
Use to find thoroughly researched information for over 100,000 films, including biographical information, plot summaries, full cast and crew lists, and film awards. Each person and film entry features a rich list of relevant articles. Films covered range from the first silent movies to the latest blockbusters, with a focus on entertainment films and personalities.
This directory lists information for nearly a quarter-million serial records such as newspapers, popular and trade magazines, and academic and scholarly journals. The listings include active, ceased, and forthcoming publications, and they can be searched by country, subject headings, circulation numbers, and many more options.
Covers all subjects. Provides bibliographic citations of books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films and machine-readable data files published worldwide. Provides holdings information for nearly 30,000 libraries. Producer/Publisher is OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
General Reference Sources
Dissertations and Theses
Doctoral dissertations are indexed for almost all North American graduate schools and many European universities. Some dissertations, beginning with 1997 publication dates, are available digitally. Provides bibliographic citations for older titles. Abstracts are included for dissertations since 1980 and for masters theses since 1988. These include the University of Minnesota and other CIC member universities:
http://www.cic.uiuc.edu/CICUniversities.shtml. Masters theses from selected schools only.
General Reference Works
Handbooks and Manuals
From the about-section: filmjourney.org hopes to address a diverse assortment of films and give special attention to their historical, formal, and human values. Editor Doug Cummings has a degree in film from the University of Arizona and is a co-founder of Masters of Cinema and Robert-Bresson.com.
The Motion Picture Scripts Database provides a searchable interface to the film script holdings of six Los Angeles-area collections: the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the American Film Institute, the Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, and the Writers Guild Foundation. This database is limited almost exclusively to the screenplays of produced films; that is, films which were actually made. The only exception is the inclusion of a few published scripts of unproduced films.
Primary Source Materials
With a collection of nearly 52,000 video testimonies in 32 languages and from 56 countries, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's archive is the largest visual history archive in the world. The Institute interviewed Jewish survivors, homosexual survivors, Jehovah's Witness survivors, liberators and liberation witnesses, political prisoners, rescuers and aid providers, Roma and Sinti survivors (Gypsy), survivors of Eugenics policies, and war crimes trials participants.
Developed by the USC Shoah Foundation for Visual History and Education
Presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries and the University of Minnesota Office of Information Technology.
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Style Manuals and Writing Guides
RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).
Free web-based bibliographic citation software developed for Firefox browsers that is useful for organizing your research sources, creating bibliographies and sharing sources with others. Zotero will capture bibliographic information and links to documents found on websites or library databases. See the brief tutorials for Getting Started. or view the library workshop Zotero Basics.