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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  • Don Markstein's Toonopedia  
    This fan-produced database provides information on all aspects of animation in television and film. User can find a variety of information on shows, characters, animators, and designers.
  • 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.
  • East and Southeast Asia: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources  
    A guide to online resources on various countries and regions of Asia. Most sections feature subsections devoted to film and media.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • Europa Film Treasures  
    Europa Film Treasures is an online film catalogue created by a consortium of European film archives. It offers free access, via streaming, to more than 400 films presented with extensive historical notes in five languages, and categorized by time period, country of origin, and genre.
  • 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 Festival World  
    The website allows you to browse festivals by date (calls for entries and festival openings), location, genre, and offers resources such as short films online, a list of academies and awards, The Essential Film Blog Reader, a list of ezines and journals, and selected profiles of film distributors.
  • Flicker  
    A comprehensive and frequently updated guide to the experimental film scene, with links to artist and venue websites and a calendar of upcoming screenings.
  • Histoire du Cinema Marocain  
    A database of important Moroccan national productions, dating back to 1952, including a short synopsis of each film. In French and Arabic, with some English.
  • Independent Television Programme Information   Paid Subscription Required
    Database of UK television listings from 1955 through 1985. Available only to British students.
  • Irish Film Productions Archive  
    Information about Irish film productions from the Irish Film Archive.
  • ITN Video Source  
    Online archive of Path
  • 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.
  • Korean Film Council  
    The Korean Film Council is a "government-supported, self-administered body with its primary goal in stimulating the growth and development of Korean films through funding, research, policy development, education and professional training." Users can find information on Korean production and box office statistics, download publications on the history of Korean cinema, and search the Korean Film Database.
  • LUMIERE (Box Office Statistics for Europe)  
    A list summarizing the total box office intake (in Euros) for any film shown in Europe. This includes both new releases and re-releases. Each film lists both total EU profits and profits by individual country.
  • 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.
  • Moby Games  
    A cross-referenced game database, with information on computer, console, and arcade games, with ratings and reviews submitted by users.
  • Movie Making Locations  
    A fascinating fan-created database of movie locations utilized in American western films and television programs since the early 1930s. Each listing features photos of the location as well as information on the films and programs that were shot there.