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  • Footage.NET   Paid Subscription Required is a network of stock and archival footage distributors. While most of its services are provided for members, users can still look to its frequently updated news section relating to all aspects of motion picture preservation and archiving. A lengthy article by Rich Prelinger on the fundamentals of stock footage libraries can be found on the site's 'About Us' page.
  • Game Studies   Peer Reviewed
    This online journal features articles by scholars from various academic disciplines discussing theories of games and gaming.
  • Google Patents  
    Search for patents by keyword or inventor and view them in their entirety. A great tool for finding out about the invention of moving image technologies.
  • Google Scholar   Peer Reviewed
    Search the full text of a wide range of scholarly articles, books, dissertations, and theses. Some resources require subscriptions, while others do not.
  • Hollywood Reporter   Paid Subscription Required
    Website of the daily Hollywood trade paper, with searchable archives dating back to 1950.
  • International Index to the Performing Arts   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    An index of scholarly performing-arts periodicals.
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum  
    The website of critic Jonathan Rosenbaum contains an archive of reviews published in the Chicago Reader between 1987 and 2007 as well as reviews and articles for other journals and publications. There is one featured text per week as well as a regularly updated blog.
  • JSTOR   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    JSTOR offers easy-to-use, full-text searching of more than 700 periodicals.
  • Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media   Peer Reviewed
    Examining moving image media and cultures from an explicitly "nonsectarian left, feminist, and anti-imperialist" political stand, the website of the journal Jump Cut provides a chronological, searchable archive with access to full-text essays, reports, and features going back to its first issue in 1974.
  • Kinema Club  
    Kinema Club is an association of scholars devoted to the study of Japanese cinema. This website collects a number of resources, ranging from a searchable bibliography of English-language writings on Japanese cinema to online syllabi and film reviews.
  • Kubrick Site  
    A huge list of transcribed articles about Stanley Kubrick, including essays on his work and excerpts of theoretical texts that reference Kubrick. The site also links to some external Kubrick resources.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    Search the full text of selected newspapers, wire services, and business sources for historical film reviews, business information, or other primary sources.
  • Maysles Films  
    Some general information about the Maysles from the official website of Maysles Films, including news on new features and commercial work. Check the press section for a collection of scanned news articles about the documentarians.
  • Media and Communications Studies Site: Film Studies   Peer Reviewed
    A bibliography by scholars at the University of Wales that links to full-text articles available online. Browse by subject.
  • Media History Digital Library  
    Providing online access to the histories of cinema, broadcasting, and recorded sound, the Media History Digital Library digitizes collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access.
  • Mediascape  
    UCLA's journal of Cinema and Media Studies looks at various moving image cultures including film, television, and digital media. Full-text articles are available for all past issues.
  • Millennium Film Journal  
    Published since 1978 by the Millenium Film Workshop, the Millenium Film Journal focuses on avant-garde cinema and practice, and covers a range of moving image technologies. The journal's website fully indexes past issues by both author and filmmaker. All issues are available for back order, and almost all articles after 1992 are available in full for free.
  • Museum of Lone Pine Film History  
    Website of a museum devoted to the film history of Lone Pine, Death Valley, and the Eastern Sierra. Also features articles on the many westerns filmed at Lone Pine, as well as an inventory of the museum's collection of western film memorabilia, props, and oral histories.
  • New York Times: Movies  
    A complete, searchable archive of New York Times film reviews. The search function links to an extensive database of profiles on individual films, filmmakers, and actors.
  • Off-Screen: The Michael Snow Dossier  
    A collection of articles from Off Screen magazine about experimental filmmaker Michael Snow written by scholars of experimental film.