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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Design Abstracts Retrospective   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    More than 24,000 abstracts and bibliographical records covering arts- and design-related publications. Most of the periodicals have ceased publication but are considered critical in the field. A good place to research the development of ideas about design.
  • Design and Applied Arts Index   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    More than 150,000 abstracts and bibliographic records of articles published in applied-arts and design periodicals.
  • Digital Games Research Association (DIGRA) Digital Library  
    Full-text archive of presentations given at the leading academic conferences and seminars related to digital games.
  • Digital Snow  
    The 2002 DVD-Rom Digital Snow showcases Michael Snow's body of work and has garnered several prizes. The Daniel Langlois Foundation, with permission from Michael Snow and Anarchive, adapted the DVD-Rom for this site. It features texts, drawings, and notes by the artist; texts on the artist; 2-D and 3-D animations and simulations; audio recordings: sound works and improvised music by Michael Snow and the group CCMC; film excerpts; photo reproductions of his work; bibliographies and directories; and a searchable database.
  • E-Server Essays on Cultural Studies  
    Links and essays on different theories in the field of cultural studies.
  • Experimental Cinema  
    This resource devoted to experimental and underground film offers news, articles, photos, online videos, a bibliography-filmography, a calendar, and an open space for discussion that allows members to add content to the site.
  • FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    Maintained by the International Federation of Film Archives, this index contains more than 400,000 article citations from more than 330 periodicals as well as an expanding index of television periodical listings until 2000. Entries include bibliographic descriptions, abstracts, and comprehensive headings.
  • Film Comment  
    The website for the Film Society of Lincoln Center's magazine of contemporary film criticism provides a detailed index of past issues. All back issues are available for order and selected articles since 1997 are provided in full.
  • Film Journal  
    The online Film Journal, featuring criticism on both contemporary and classic cinema, makes every article available in full, indexed by title and issue.
  • Film Literature Index   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    An index of scholarly film periodicals.
  • Film Quarterly   Peer Reviewed
    Founded in 1959, the journal Film Quarterly contains in-depth review essays on contemporary cinema as well as an extensive book review section. Issues since Spring 2001 are available for online ordering. The website has tables of contents for issues dating back to Fall 1996, and full-text articles are available through multiple databases, including JSTOR.
  • Film Studies, Manchester University Press   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    Manchester University Press provides abstracts and tables of contents for Volumes 4 to 11 of Film Studies, a biannual journal that "aims to rescue this vital and still young field of study from premature academicism." Online full-text articles are available with institutional subscriptions.
  • Film-Philosophy   Peer Reviewed
    An academic journal looking at world cinema, aesthetics, and film studies from a philosophical point of view. An archive is organized by volume, and full-text articles are available from every issue.
  • FOCAL International  
    Based out of England, "the Federation of Commercial Audiovisual Libraries [FOCAL] International Ltd, is a not-for-profit professional trade association providing excellent networking and marketing opportunities for content industry professionals". Although it is chiefly designed for members, FOCAL's website also contains a number of articles selected from its publication, Archive Zones.