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23 Links to Bibliographies and Research Guides

American Women's Legal History (last updated: 4 Apr 2012)

Anime Research, Dedicated to academic research about Japanese popular culture. Features a listing of books, articles, and chapters about anime (Japanese animation) and manga (Japanese comics). (last updated: 12 Apr 2011)

Berkeley Film Resources, Film History and Criticism: A Selective Guide to Reference Sources in the UC Berkeley Libraries. (last updated: 6 Sep 2011)

Bibliography of Southeast Asian Cinema, Compiled by Dr. Timothy White, National University of Singapore (last updated: 12 Apr 2011)

Crime Fiction Canada, Searchable databases related to the study of detective fiction in English, in Canada and around the world. Hosted by Brock University. (last updated: 12 Apr 2011)

Doing Moving Image Studies Research, A few tips for doing good library-oriented research in film, television, and new media. (last updated: 12 Apr 2011)

Encyclopedia of Television, More than 1,000 original essays from more than 250 contributors. Examines specific programs and people, historic moments and trends, major policy disputes and such topics as violence, tabloid television and the quiz show scandal. Sponsored online by the Museum of Broadcast Communications. (last updated: 12 Apr 2011)

Film Analysis Web Site, A guide to the vocabulary of film studies and the techniques of cinema. Frame grabs and/or film clips illustrate the topic or term in question. (last updated: 12 Apr 2011)

Film Study Guide: To Kill A Mockingbird, A website, primarily for middle & high school teachers, who wish to better utilize the film To Kill A Mockingbird, in their literature classrooms. (last updated: 12 Apr 2011), Dedicated to The Art and Analysis of Film Sound Design (last updated: 12 Apr 2011)

Great Directors: A Critical Database, Each entry contains a critical essay (providing an overview of the director's work) as well as the standard database info (filmography, bibliography, web resources). Each profile also contains numerous stills, giving an idea of the director's visual sense. Presented by Senses of Cinema. (last updated: 12 Apr 2011) database on youth and educational television, is a bibliographic and full-text database on children (last updated: 20 Sep 2018)

k.i.s.s. (Keep It Simple Stupid), k.i.s.s. (Keep It Simple Stupid) of the panopticon is a cultural theory and media literacy Web site run by Dougie Bicket. (last updated: 6 Sep 2011)

Media and Communications Studies Site, The, The University of Wales (last updated: 26 May 2012)

Media-Studies Journals Cheat-Sheet, A list compiled by Janet Staiger and Anne Helen Petersen that describes media-studies journals and offers tips about publishing in them. Anne Helen Petersen’s note: "The vast majority of these descriptions are culled from Janet Staiger’s list; a few I’ve added myself, but I’d love to see more notes, especially in terms of prestige/feedback received, etc., so long as it’s productive." Janet Staiger’s caveat: “In all cases, go to the journal and read the publication information and submissions pages to determine whether the journal is peer-reviewed and who is on the editorial board.  Remember that articles should be submitted to only one journal at a time." (last updated: 12 Mar 2014)

MLA Style Guide, The style recommended by the Modern Language Association for preparing scholarly manuscripts and student research papers concerns itself with the mechanics of writing, such as punctuation, quotation, and documentation of sources. Includes guide for online citation. (last updated: 12 Apr 2011)

National Film Registry, The, The films chosen by the Librarian of Congress for their social-political-cultural significance. Links to more info (from the Internet Movie Database) on the films are provided. (last updated: 12 Apr 2011)

Reality Film, A resource for documentary film and television. (last updated: 12 Apr 2011)

Research and Documentation Online, How to find and document materials in research papers. Includes instructions on footnotes and bibliographies following four different style guides: MLA, APA, Chicago, and CBE. Sample papers are commented on. (last updated: 12 Apr 2011)

screenonline, Guide to British film and television history. (last updated: 12 Apr 2011)

Teachers In The Movies, Learn how to enhance the classroom and gain a new insight into the educational profession through movies about teachers and schools. (last updated: 12 Apr 2011)

tvbibliography, A wiki-based collection of TV Studies bibliographies for scholars to consult as a research and teaching resource. (last updated: 14 Jan 2019)

Who's Who of Victorian Cinema, A biographical guide to the world of Victorian film. It features 300 biographies of those who, behind and in front of the camera, played a significant part in creating the phenomenon of moving pictures. It is based on the book Who's Who of Victorian Cinema, published by the British Film Institute in 1996. (last updated: 8 Dec 2019)


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Jeremy Butler

Professor Emeritus of Television and Film Studies
The University of Alabama
Teaching media studies.