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Film and television


Film and Television Databases

Databases enable you to search for articles on a particular topic:

  • Ebscohost A platform for more than 40 databases, use this link to search across all of them or to select individual, or groups of, relevant databases such as:
    • Film & television literature index with full text Full text database. Subject coverage: film and television theory, preservation and restoration, writing, film production, cinematography, critical analysis of cinema and television. Includes film and television reviews and popular film and television magazines.
    • Communication & Mass Media Complete on Ebscohost Indexes articles in communication and mass media including film and television. Full text available from selected journals.
    Tip: If full text is not provided use the Full text? button to link to the full text in other databases (if available).

Multidisciplinary Databases

  • Academic Search Complete on Ebscohost A multidisciplinary database covering a range of subject areas including film and television studies. Provides full text for more than 5000 journals, both scholarly and popular.
  • ProQuest Central This resource includes citations and full text articles in academic & professional disciplines, e.g., business, social sciences, health, literature, film, political science; as well as news and general interest items. Search multiple databases simultaneously or select individually.
  • Scopus One of the world's largest abstract and indexing databases.
  • Web of Science Provides access to current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,700 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world.

Research Methods Database

  • Sage Research Methods Online A database of ebooks, articles, videos and other resources to help researchers to design and conduct research projects, understand methods, identify new methods and write up results.

Online Videos

  • Australasian Video Online Australian documentary and educational videos covering a range of topics including media studies, writing and more.
  • EduTV on Informit Provides television documentaries and series as streamed video. Covering a range of educational programs from free-to-air stations and some pay TV channels, including BBC Knowledge and Discovery. Extensive selection of feature films.
  • Swinburne Commons A collection of feature films and documentaries available as streamed video.
  • TVNews on Informit Provides online access to news, current affairs and selected documentary programs that have been broadcast on Australian television such as Four Corners, Catalyst and Cutting Edge.

Online Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries and Handbooks

Selected Ebooks