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Cinema Studies: Research Guide

Resources for searching for scholarly information in all areas of cinema.

Welcome to your Cinema Studies Research Guide!

Film reels, Movie Makers front cover, April 1931Spring 2022 - we have begun adding more content relating to specific Cinema Studies courses here at UT. We will continue to add more content, so please check back often, or let me know if there's anything you'd like to see included.  

If you have any suggestions, recommendations, or requests for resources to include here, please do let me know!

Louisa - Cinema Studies Librarian, and Blake Wahlert, Practicum Student (spring 2022)


Online Resources

The following online sources are good starting points particularly for older films.  In addition, there are resources in the print collection of Hodges Library in the PN1993 call number section. 

  • European Film Treasures - repository of information on films including some streamed videos
  • Lantern The free search platform of Media History Digital Library. Search over 2,772,417 pages of digitized books and magazines from the histories of film, broadcasting, and recorded sound.
  • MetaCritic - commercial online resource for film reviews
  • Women Film Pioneer Project - excellent site on this topic from Columbia University


Contributions to Cinema Studies Research Guide

Blake Wahlert

Finding Scholarly Articles in Databases

Finding Films

Louisa Trott

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Louisa Trott
Hodges Library
1015 Volunteer Blvd
TN 37996
Subjects: Cinema Studies, Theatre