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AFTRS Library Databases

The AFTRS Library gives AFTRS staff and students free access to a number of different research databases. These hold a collection of information, either focused on one subject or multidisciplinary. Databases should be used to find authoritative journal articles for your assignments.  

Databases can include: JournalsNewspapersMagazinesReports, ReviewsNewsletters, Book Chapters, and eBooks.


Note: Click on the heading of the database you would like to explore.


Media, Cultural & Communication Studies Database / Taylor & Francis

Search here for these topics:

  • Area Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication
  • Film Studies
  • Humanities
  • Language & Linguistics
  • Media
  • Sociology


Search here for these topics:

  • Film history
  • Film theory
  • Film criticism
  • “Treasures from Film Archives”; a detailed index of the silent-era film holdings of archives from around the world

Film & Television Index

Search here for these topics:

  • Film and Television Theory
  • Preservation & Restoration
  • Screenwriting
  • Production
  • Cinematography
  • Technical Aspects
  • Film and Television Reviews
  • Variety Movie Reviews from 1914 to the Present
  • Over 36,000 images from the MPTV Image Archive

Communication and Mass Media

Search here for these topics:

  • Media
  • Journalism
  • Communications

Bloomsbury and Faber Screenplays and Criticism

The Bloomsbury and Faber Screenplays and Criticism database brings together a wide range of content from Bloomsbury and Faber & Faber to support studies of the moving image.

It offers searchable access to screenplays presented in industry-standard studio format; introductory overview articles with expert analysis of selected themes; and critical and contextual books on cinema, including coverage of practical techniques for filmmaking and screenwriting.

State Library Databases

State Library Databases

If you are a member of a public library in your state you can access more databases provided by your State. Select your state to discover more resources.

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Referencing Help



If you need help with your references and in-text citations, check out our referencing guide. Click Here.


Check out these links to source copies of books and journals!