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ENGL 1301 - Watson - Spring 2020: Home
This guide will help you find sources for the Global Film Research assignment in Professor Lauren Watson's ENGL 1301.
This class guide for Professor Lauren Watson's ENGL 1301 Composition I (Spring 2020) will provide you with resources, strategies, and tips to help you find sources for your Global Film Research Assignment.
This is a sample of the many international films available for free streaming in Kanopy. Browse the "World Cinema" category or use the search box.
Background / Reference
These online encyclopedias will help you locate background information about film directors and their careers, key films, and other information about the movements and time periods they were a part of. Note the dates of each publication (2000, 2007); you will not find more recent material than 2007 here.
This encyclopedia will help you research global film, film movements, and genres. The "More Like This" feature will link you to related articles on film directors in the International Dictionary (above).
IMDb is a popular, authoritative source for information on movies. This is the most up-to-date source for film credits and director filmographies.
These library databases are your best bets for articles from film journals and magazines. Note: these are general, multi-subject databases, so you will have to be careful to identify material relevant to global film studies.
This database has full-text coverage of Sight & Sound: The International Film Magazine (2000-2020). Hint: after searching, use the "Publication" filter on the left to limit to "sight & sound" or other film journals.
Provides full text, abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as specialized magazines.
This is a general database, so beware of irrelevant materials, newspaper articles, non-film publications. Hint: Use the "Publication" filter on the left to narrow to film journals like "film comment."
Scholarly articles, news, and research on topics in most subject areas.
These are a few of the film journals with the strongest coverage of global and international films and directors. You will find them in the article databases above. When you see them appear in your search results, pay attention--they're more likely to be great academic sources for your papers. Full-text coverage varies, so I note the database where it appears and the years of coverage below.
If you follow direct links below, choose to search "In this Journal" (JSTOR) or "Search within this publication" (Humanities Full-Text).