The Moving Image Source Research Guide is a gateway to the best online resources related to film, television, and digital media.

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  • ABI/Inform via ProQuest   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    Search business periodicals.
  • Academy of TV Arts and Sciences  
    The official site for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
  • Ad Flip  
    A large database of classic print ads dating back to 1940, including movie ads. About 10 percent of the archive is publicly available; the rest of the content can only be accessed through a paid subscription.
  • Administration Commission of Motion Picture Code of Ethics (Japan)  
    The Administrative Commission of Motion Picture Code of Ethics is a nongovernmental body responsible for the regulation of film and video in Japan. This website provides information on the commission.
  • American Society of Cinematographers  
    The website for the American Society of Cinematographers features news updates, limited access to the Society's publication American Cinematographer, and tutorials for amateur and novice filmmakers.
  • Archive of American Television  
    This website, created by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation's Archive of American Television, is home to more than 500 interviews with TV pioneers.
  • ArtPort  
    The Whitney Museum of American Art's portal to Internet art features a host of commissioned online projects, including the group exhibition CODeDOC, which examined software code as art. Active through 2006.
  • Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film  
    Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film covers the world of creative independent filmmaking—avant-garde, experimental, underground and cult film—and features reviews, trailers, film festival lineups, filmmaker interviews, image galleries, short films, and news.
  • Black Film Research Online  
    A database of online resources pertaining to the study of black cinema. Users can search for collections contained in archives, public libraries, and university libraries, as well as for more specific online content on black cinema festivals and retrospectives and online scholarly resources.
  • Boxoffice Magazine  
    A trade magazine for film-industry professionals, this magazine offers box office numbers and other information about the business side of production and exhibition.
  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)  
    BAFTA is the leading independent charity supporting, developing, and promoting the art forms of the moving image in the UK, from Film and Television to Video Games and Interactive Media. The website offers articles, photos, videos, podcasts, a guide to directing, a calendar of events, as well as a searchable database of BAFTA award winners.
  • Business Source Complete   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    Search scholarly business journals and company profiles.
  • Chinese Movie Database  
    A multilingual search engine covering the entirety of Chinese film history. The website also features an assortment of film posters, the earliest of which date back to the 1970s.
  • Chinese Taipei Film Archive  
    The bilingual website for the Chinese Taipei Film Archive primarily provides information on its film and paper collections. The website also provides information on film festivals in Taipei and Taiwan.
  • Chronicling America  
    Search and read newspaper pages from 1900 to 1910 and find information about American newspapers published from 1690 to the present. Part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
  • Cinema Context  
    A resource on film distribution and exhibition in the Netherlands. Cinema Context has complete-as-possible records of every screening in a major Netherlands city since 1896.
  • Cinema Treasures  
    Devoted to the cause of movie theater preservation, this site covers nearly 16,000 theaters and has over 1,500 photos from roughly 60 countries.
  • CinemaTour  
    35,351 cinemas and 42,209 photos in the database.
  • Digital Media FX  
    Digital Media FX is an online publication for animators, visual effects technicians, and video game designers. The website's archives holds a number of interviews with animators and technicians, as well as many articles on practical issues regarding animation alongside examinations of earlier animation technology.
  • Directors Guild of America   Paid Subscription Required
    Although most of the information here can only be accessed by DGA members, non-registered visitors can access current and back issues of the DGA Weekly and the DGA Monthly. The multimedia section also features accessible streaming video from the members-only DGA Visual History Program.