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  • PBS 30-Second Candidate  
    An interactive online exhibit about the history and production of presidential campaign commercials, featuring a historical timeline and clips of interviews with campaign-ad experts. The site also is host to a short video emphasizing the craft of creating commercials (and its similarity to the craft of cinema) and a dissection of how the famous "Eisenhower Answers America" ads were created.
  • Political Advertising Resource Center  
    PARC's website compiles campaign advertising from recent elections and analyzes voter reactions to the ads. Also, their "Campaign 2008" section includes a running archive of ads, including transcripts.
  • Political Spot Advertising Bibliography  
    A bibliography of print resources about political advertisements.
  • Prelinger Library   Peer Reviewed
    The official website for the physical collection of the Prelinger Library in San Francisco. The library contains "40,000 books, periodicals, printed ephemera and government documents," many of which pertain to television and media, and to industrial/educational film production.
  • Preston Sturges Site  
    The official website, run by the filmmaker's family. Includes a photo gallery and bibliography.
  • Ralph Baer  
    A site developed and maintained by Ralph Baer, inventor of the home video game. Includes design documents and patents.
  • Researcher's Guide Online  
    Searchable index of film, television, radio, and related document collections in the UK.
  • Rhizome   Paid Subscription Required
    Hosted by the New Museum, Rhizome is an online community devoted to digital media and Internet art, with a frequently updated blog, online discussion boards, and extensive archives and galleries. The ArtBase subsection is available to members through a $5/year subscription.
  • Robert Bresson  
    This website devoted to the French director features a print bibliography, as well as articles and an extensive gallery of film posters. Edited by Doug Cummings and Trond S Trondsen for Masters of Cinema.
  • Roland Collection of Films and Videos on Art  
    The Roland Collection consists of 640 films and videos on art, made by 230 filmmakers from 25 different countries.
  • Russian Film Archives  
    A website that represents the Russian State Film and Photo Archive in Krasnogorsk, the Russian State Archive of Scientific and Technical Documents, and various other institutions of the Russian government.
  • Satyajit Ray  
    Site about the director from Maanvi Media, a Bombay-based media company, which has been augmented by Ray fans for years. The "Books and Videos" section has a bibliography with information on how to find each book.
  • Satyajit Ray Collection at UC-Santa Cruz  
    A wealth of information about Ray, including a filmography, biography, and two extensive bibliographies. Founded by Dilip Basu, a Ray scholar who has organized many retrospectives, the site is also host to a number of articles by Basu and other scholars, as well as digitized images from Ray's own sketchbook. The collection section allows you to search the items in the physical archive, which is in Santa Cruz, California.
  • SCIPIO: Art and Rare Book Sales Catalogs   Paid Subscription Required
    This site can help users locate relevant auction catalogs, as well as information about which institutions have copies.
  • Scottish Screen  
    Scottish Screen is the official website of Scotland's national screen agency, designed to develop "all aspects of screen culture and industry across the country."
  • Scottish Screen Archives  
    While its primary purpose is to provide an online catalog of films in the Scottish Screen Archives collection, this website also offers over a thousand clips extracted from its holdings. In addition to these clips, each listing includes a detailed description. Users may browse the films and television programs in the archives' holdings by place, subject, biography, or decade.
  • Screening the Past   Peer Reviewed
    Screening the Past is a peer-reviewed online journal hosted by Latrobe University in Australia. Its primary subjects are the study of film history, the relationship between media and social history, and the history of critical thought on cinema.
  • Selectparks  
    A regularly updated compendium on the intersection of art and gaming, with an extensive bibliography and links section, archives, and downloads.
  • Shakespeare in Film and Television Database  
    This site, run by the British Universities Film and Video Council, is a database of all film and video adaptations of Shakespeare's work. Each entry features a very short synopsis and production information. Includes a "references and reviews" section, which features bibliographic references to the film listed.
  • Silent Film Bookshelf  
    Curated by David Piece, this site reprints original documents from the silent film era. Includes reprints of historical reviews and magazine articles about the industry, as well as information about musical accompaniment of silent films, articles on famous theaters (such as the Roxy Theater in New York), and much more. Active through 1999.