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  • Chicanos/Latinos in the Movies: A Bibliography   Peer Reviewed
    The resources listed are available in the UC Berkeley library, but many of the books can be found elsewhere.
  • CineAction  
    The Canadian journal CineAction aims for radical criticism and scholarship on moving image media including a range of cinemas and experimental film and video. Though their website does not archive full-text articles, the journal has indexed its entire catalogue online, and back issues can be ordered.
  • Cineaste  
    Cineaste is a quarterly film journal in publication since 1967 with reviews, articles, and interviews. Selected issues since 2001 are archived with article titles, authors, abstracts, and occassionally a few online, full-text articles. All issues back to 1976 are catalogued with keyword descriptions of articles.
  • Cinema Scope  
    Past issues of this international cinema journal, published in Canada, are available for order and listed by article keywords and filmmakers. Recent issues are listed with full tables of contents and a number of links to full-text articles.
  • Cinemetrics  
    Cinemetrics is a collaborative tool for recording statistical data on average shot lengths to analyze movies, and for publishing the gathered data on the website. Also featured are articles about movie measurement and studies using cinemetrics data.
  • Cinetext  
    A bilingual (English and German) Internet forum for film and philosophy maintained by the University of Vienna. The "Cinelinks" section provides links to a number of interesting websites, organized by topics like cognitivism, psychoanalysis, and film noir.
  • Classic TV History  
    This site features writing about the history of American television, with a focus on the period between 1948 through the early seventies. It includes an oral history project, behind-the-scenes articles, and a bibliography.
  • Confessions of an Aca-Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins  
    The official blog of Henry Jenkins features frequently updated writings on new media and fan participation.
  • Continuum   Peer Reviewed
    This website makes available almost the entire first eight volumes of the Australian cinema and media journal Continuum. Each issue is organized around a common theme and each features a number of articles, reviews, and forums.
  • Convergence   Peer Reviewed
    Founded in 1995, Convergence is a quarterly journal published by the University of Bedfordshire in England and established "to address the creative, social, political, and pedagogical issues raised by the advent of new media technologies." Articles are indexed online by issue (with abstracts) as well as by author.
  • Critical Commons  
    Critical Commons is a non-profit advocacy coalition that supports the use of media for teaching, learning, and creativity by providing resources, information, and tools for scholars, students, educators and creators. The website offers film, television, and video clips, accompanied by commentary.
  • Critical Studies in Television   Peer Reviewed
    Published biannually, CST examines the production, reception, and aesthetics of television fiction, past and present. Abstracts are available for all articles from current and past issues, and the site has an excellent resources section linking to further reading on television studies.
  • Criticine  
    Published between 2005 and 2007, Criticine was an online publication dedicated to Southeast Asian cinema, edited by Alexis A. Tioseco.
  • David Bordwell's Website on Cinema  
    David Bordwell's website on cinema is regularly updated with new essays on film form and criticism. The website also contains complete articles published previously in journals and anthologies.
  • Digital Games Research Association (DIGRA) Digital Library  
    Full-text archive of presentations given at the leading academic conferences and seminars related to digital games.
  • E-Server Essays on Cultural Studies  
    Links and essays on different theories in the field of cultural studies.
  • Eadweard Muybridge: Defining Modernities  
    This website, the result of a collaboration between Kingston University and Kingston Museum in the UK, aims to provide a definitive research resource on photographer Eadweard Muybridge. The website features information about all known physical collections of Muybridge's work housed in cultural organizations around the world; selected collections of rare books published by Muybridge during his lifetime; a portfolio; and a comparative timelines page.
  • Educational Media Reviews Online  
    Educational Media Reviews Online is a database of video, DVD, audio CD, and CD-ROM reviews for educational audiences, primarily academic librarians. The reviews are written by librarians and teaching faculty in institutions across the United States and Canada.
  • Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting  
    An online exhibit documenting the relationship of Jews to film and television, including information on Jewish actors, directors, writers, businessmen, studio tycoons, and more. The exhibit covers specific works (Seinfeld, Your Show of Shows) and events (McCarthyism, the Holocaust) spanning from the invention of cinema to today.
  • eScholarship Editions  
    The eScholarship Editions collection includes almost 2000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction. Over 500 of the titles are available to the public. There are 59 books available under the subject “Cinema and Performance Arts.”