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If you have a topic, film or director and need to find out what's been written on it, try searching one of the databases listed below. They will help you to trace relevant journal articles and other publications. NB If you need to access a specific electronic journal and already have the details, use the E-journals by title tab on the Library homepage.
For further help see the guide to Finding journal articles for Film or contact the Academic Liaison Librarian for Film.
Films and scripts
Box of Broadcasts (BoB) - an online archive giving you access to thousands of recorded radio and TV programmes including films. It allows users to record programmes which will then be stored on the database. Log in when prompted with your Brookes username and password.
Film Scripts Online Volumes 1 & 2 - scripts and authorised versions of copyrighted screenplays for 1,500 films. Includes classic American films such as Singing in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz, Raging Bull and Taxi Driver, as well as contemporary international films including Pan's Labyrinth, Spirited Away and Far from Heaven. Also includes the BFI's Film Classics monographs and information about scenes, characters and people related to the films.
Oxford Reference - a collection of dictionaries and reference works published by Oxford University Press. Covers many subjects including film. A useful starting point when you are unfamiliar with a topic.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - an illustrated collection of life stories of over 55,000 people of significance to the history and culture of the British Isles, from the earliest times to those who have died in recent years. Includes directors, actors and designers..
Key databases for finding journal articles
Other useful databases for Film Studies research:
If you need help with tracing film reviews, check the Library guide Film Reviews: a guide to where to find them. The guide is designed to help you locate sources in journals, newspapers, Internet sites and books which contain film reviews or critical analyses of films.