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Film/Television Studies

This web site provides guidance and links to research tools in the areas of film and television studies. Most tools are openly accessible however, unless indicated, database use is restricted to current American University students, faculty, and staff.

Film Studies Periodicals research

Film studies periodicals are essential for film scholarship. Many of the periodicals available at AU are in electronic format and can be accessed readily. Several periodicals are available in print because they are intended for browsing or aren't available in electronic format. The AU Library subscribes to a few film periodicals in both formats.

Older titles that have ceased publication may be available in bound volumes or on microfilm. Check the catalog for the title of the journal to see if it might be available.

eJournals that are available only at other libraries in the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) can be accessed onsite at those libraries. Articles in print periodicals found at WRLC libraries can be requested via the Consortium Loan Service (CLS). All other articles will require interlibrary loan requests.

Film Studies - eJournals available to the American Univerisity community

There are currently over 170 eJournals that cover film studies. There are several open source titles on this list but the majority will require a current AU ID to login and view.

Film Studies - Print Periodicals in the American University Library

Though the majority of current film studies journals to which AU subscribes are only available in electronic format the library still receives the following periodicals in print format. Click on a title for it's catalog record which includes location and information about the most recent issues received.