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Student Library Research Awards
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These awards were created to reward students who take the time to develop a thoughtful, methodical, and scholarly approach to the research needed for their papers and projects, as well as to encourage students to develop good research techniques.
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Cinema & Media Studies at Wellesley
Contents of this guide
This guide will help you find resources for researching film, television, and new media. It aims to point you to the most useful starting points for your research.
Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text
Articles on film and television theory, writing, production, cinematography, reviews, and more, 1914 to present
FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals
An index to articles on film and TV from 300 academic and popular film journals, including full text from the most important journals, from 1972 to present.
Communication & Mass Media Complete
Journal articles in the fields of communications, mass media, journalism, television, radio, newspaper publishing, speech, broadcasting, communication theory, and advertising, with full text for over 500 journals.
Film Literature Index
Index to articles in film and television periodicals from 30 countries, 1976-2001.
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (H.W. Wilson)
Index of over three million articles from more than 550 US and Canadian magazines.
, American Studies
, Cinema & Media Studies
, Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences
, Comparative Literature
, East Asian Languages & Cultures
, East Asian Studies
, German & German Cultural Studies
, Italian Studies
, Latin American Studies
, Russian & Russian Area Studies