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Film Online Resources

Film Databases

One Search
Search the Library’s entire collection (PointCat, the Databases, & Selected Web Pages) with one simple search.

Academic Search Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering most academic areas. Large collection of peer reviewed journals and an extensive image collection.

Ambrose Video
Provides access to high quality streaming videos in science, drama and history. Collections feature: BBC Shakespearean Plays, World and U.S. History series, core sciences series (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Sciences) and much more.

American Film Scripts
Full text access to assorted film scripts as well as detailed information on related scenes, characters and people.

ArtSearch
Online listings of current job openings in various artistic fields from Stage Management, to Acting, to Choreography, and many more. To access this resource please call (412) 392-3171or email the Library at library@pointpark.edu to obtain the required username and password.

Communication & Mass Media Complete
Full text and/or abstracts covering research in areas related to Communication and Mass Media.

eBook Collection
Provides full text access to electronic books covering a variety of subjects. This resource also allows the user to automatically cite, print, and take notes electronically.

Filmakers Library Online
Part of the VAST collection, Filmakers Library Online provides access to online videos for the study of film. Videos include silent era films, contemporary films from over 60 countries, and award-winning documentaries. Under the "Disciplines" drop down select "Film" to access these videos.

Films On Demand
Provides access to a variety of online academic streaming videos. Please consult the FAQ section for connection and browser requirements.

Humanities International Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering all aspects of the Humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.

JStor
Full text articles from scholarly journals in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and selected science areas.

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe
Full text newspapers and wire services, business news, market reports, SEC filings, legal research including Shepard's Supreme Court citation service, state and federal codes and case law, medical news, journals, and abstracts.

Literary Reference Center
A comprehensive full text literary reference database, which provides a broad spectrum of reference information including detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.

New York Times
Provides full text access to extensive news, multimedia and archives from the New York Times. Follow the link provided to register with your Point Park email address and claim your academic pass.

Newspaper Source
Provides full text and/or abstracts for 159 US newspapers, 18 international newspapers, 6 newswires, and 9 newspaper columns.

North American Theatre Online
Full text access to various plays, reference materials, playbills, and other resources.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance
Authoritative, up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek to modern day theatre. In addition to theatre performances, dance, opera, radio, film and television are also covered.

Project MUSE
Provides full text access to articles from acclaimed Humanities and Social Sciences journals. Project MUSE also has a vast selection of journal titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.

Sage Online
Provides full text access to prestigious scholarly journals in Business, the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Technology, among others.

Theatre in Video
Part of the VAST collection, Theatre in Video provides online streaming video of more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays and more than 100 film documentaries related to theatre productions. Under the "Disciplines" drop down select "Theatre" to access these videos.

USA.gov
The portal to government information.  Provides a search engine to access official information and services from U.S. government agencies.

VAST: Academic Video Online
Provides online streaming video of multidisciplinary topics including documentaries, interviews, performances, news reels and more.

Vocational & Career Collection
Full text coverage of trade and industry-related periodicals.

Journal List

To search for a particular newspaper, magazine or journal in the Library’s collection, use the Journal List.

Library Books / DVDs

Books on Film generally have call numbers that range from N to P and are located on the Lower Level of the Library. DVDs are shelved alphabetically by title on the Main Floor of the Library.  Please use PointCat: Find Books & More for more detailed information.

Internet Sites related to Film

Film Related Internet Sites

How to Cite Resources

EasyBib - Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker

Looking for a quick and easy way to format citations in MLA, APA or Chicago? EasyBib will take care of all of your citation needs and make creating a Works Cited page the easiest part of your research paper. Click on EasyBib to access Point Park University’s edition of EasyBib and create an account. All of your citation problems will be solved!

The links below can assist you in formatting your citations according to APA, MLA and all other major citation guidelines. You can use them for quick reference or in-depth treatment of a particular citation style. How do you format your research paper according to APA or MLA?  Try the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue. Questions? Ask a Librarian. But remember, your professor is the ultimate judge.

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide
Purdue OWL: Chicago Manual of Style
Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide