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What You Need To Do First
Watch Your Film
Your best understanding of your film and related literature comes from your own watching, reading and thinking
Critical sources are intended to assist your own analysis.
You will be able to use critical sources much more effectively after you have acquired personal knowledge of the works.
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Find Background Information and Overviews of Your Film
Find biographical and critical information on directors and works of film.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Arts Search
Search film encyclopedias and series. Includes plot synopses, literary criticism, author biographies, and more. Make sure to use the search box titled "Search within Literature."
Best Databases for Film Criticism
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Thousands of full-text general, education, medical, and business articles and documents. TO LIMIT TO SCHOLARLY ARTICLES CHECK THE "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" BOX.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
The Library's Wikipedia! Search a number of specialized encyclopedias in biography, law, business, substance abuse, multiculturalism, education and more
Includes scholarly journals in history, political science, sociology, math, statistics,and other arts, humanities, and social science fields. NOTICE:
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