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Sources for the silver screen

Sources for the silver screen Purpose – ‐‐ This article's aim is to locate and describe print and electronic reference sources pertaining to film studies for scholars studying this field and librarians collecting in this area. Design/methodology/approach ‐‐ This article surveys current reference sources to provide an overview of publications relating to modern film studies focusing primarily on performance (versus production methods), and serves as an aid in understanding film for the serious film student as well as providing perspective for an introductory survey of cinema. Findings ‐‐ Reference sources in film studies encompass cinema both broadly and quite specifically, with more recent reference works often focusing on film genres, countries of origin, or the work of specific directors. Cinema “ready reference” has moved almost entirely online, but essays with scholarly perspective and critical reviews are accessible via long‐established reference series. Originality/value ‐‐ The works and publishers covered in this article survey both long‐standing resources in film as well as newer contenders in the field. While not comprehensive, it provides scholars, researchers, and librarians with a survey of useful resources with factual information as well as critical perspective in the discipline. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Reviews Emerald Publishing

Sources for the silver screen

Reference Reviews , Volume 26 (8): 3 – Oct 19, 2012

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0950-4125
DOI
10.1108/09504121211278007
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Abstract

Purpose – ‐‐ This article's aim is to locate and describe print and electronic reference sources pertaining to film studies for scholars studying this field and librarians collecting in this area. Design/methodology/approach ‐‐ This article surveys current reference sources to provide an overview of publications relating to modern film studies focusing primarily on performance (versus production methods), and serves as an aid in understanding film for the serious film student as well as providing perspective for an introductory survey of cinema. Findings ‐‐ Reference sources in film studies encompass cinema both broadly and quite specifically, with more recent reference works often focusing on film genres, countries of origin, or the work of specific directors. Cinema “ready reference” has moved almost entirely online, but essays with scholarly perspective and critical reviews are accessible via long‐established reference series. Originality/value ‐‐ The works and publishers covered in this article survey both long‐standing resources in film as well as newer contenders in the field. While not comprehensive, it provides scholars, researchers, and librarians with a survey of useful resources with factual information as well as critical perspective in the discipline.

Journal

Reference ReviewsEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 19, 2012

Keywords: Motion pictures; Movies; Film; Cinema; Film studies; Reference; Classification schemes; Arts

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