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CINE 220: History of International Cinema: Find Articles

This guide provides students with resources necessary to complete research assignments for the course.

Finding Articles

You'll likely find a combination of scholarly and popular sources that talk about the film you are researching. To find scholarly research articles, you will want to look in academic databases.  Film history is also documented online by a variety of reputable sources. Be sure to use a combination of sources for your project!

Cinema & Media Studies Databases

Sample Searches in Academic Search Premier & Communication & Mass Media Complete

There are several ways to go about searching in library databases: Keywords, Subject Terms, etc. Here a few examples:

Quality Web Resources

Key Terms

These are terms that may be used to locate materials on your topic through Primo or the library's databases (e.g., Academic Search Premier, Communication and Mass Media Complete, etc.).

[topic] in motion pictures:

  • sports in motion pictures
  • horror in motion pictures

Film genres (or specific genres such as western films):

  • Filmography
  • Cinematography
  • Motion pictures
  • Vampires AND motion pictures
  • Action and adventure films
  • Amateur films

[topic] movies:

  • Adventure movies
  • Horror movies
  • Film criticism (or search by name of specific film)