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Film & Video Studies / Screen Arts & Cultures

Selected resources useful for conducting research on moving image media of all kinds, including cinema (popular movies, documentaries, animation, etc.), television, and digital media (video games, etc.).

Older periodicals that covered the film industry in the past

Bioscope Published in London, England from 1908-1932.
Microfilm version located in Graduate Library Serials & Microforms (2nd floor) at call number: FILM X3890
Dramatic Mirror Theatre and motion picture periodical published from 1879-1922. Also known as New York Mirror and New York Dramatic Mirror.
Microfilm version located in Graduate Library Serials & Microforms (2nd floor) at call number: FILM X3284. Print issues from 1895-1910 located in Special Collections Research Center at call number: PN2000 .D87
Film Daily Published from 1915-1970. Also known as Wid's Films and Film Folk (1915-1916), Wid's Independent Reviews of Feature Films (1916-1918), Wid's Daily (1918-1921), Film and Television Daily (1968-1969), and Film TV Daily (1969-1970).
Microfilm version located in Graduate Library Serials & Microforms (2nd floor) at call number: FILM X3462
Motion Picture Herald Published from 1915-1972. Also known as Exhibitors Film Exchange (1915), Exhibitors Herald (1915-1918, 1919-1927), Exhibitors Herald and Motography (1918-1919), Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World (1928), and Exhibitors Herald World (1929-1930).
Microfilm version located in Graduate Library Serials & Microforms (2nd floor) at call number: FILM X2951
Motion Picture News Published from 1908-1930. Merged with Exhibitor's Herald-World in 1930 to become Motion Picture Herald.
Microfilm version of most issues from 1911-1930 located in Graduate Library Serials & Microforms (2nd floor) at call number: FILM X2981.
Moving Picture World Published from 1907-1927. Merged with Exhibitor's Herald in 1928 and became Motion Picture Herald in 1930.
Microfilm version located in Graduate Library Serials & Microforms (2nd floor) at call number: FILM X554. Selected print issues from 1915-1919 located in Buhr Shelving Facility at call number 808.25 M94 are in process of being scanned for Hathi Trust Digital Library and Google Books.
Variety Film Reviews Complete and comprehensive reproductions of the original film reviews published in Variety from 1907-1996. Arranged in chronological order by date of publication, with index by film title.
Available in Undergraduate Library Reference at call number: PN 1995 .V341 (through 1996). Also available in Graduate Library (stacks) at call number: 808.25 V287 (through 1990).