Research & Documentation Online 5th Edition

Theater, dance, and film

Film and Television Literature Index.

Albany: Film and Television Documentation Center, SUNY Albany, 1975–. The most complete index to international, trade, popular, and scholarly publications about film and television. Very thorough in its coverage of reviews, interviews, criticism, and production information. A retrospective version of this database, covering only publications from 1975 through 2001, is available online for free at http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/fli/index.jsp.

MLA International Bibliography.

New York: Modern Language Association, 1921–. Useful for scholarly criticism of dramatic works, this database lists citations to books, book chapters, articles, and dissertations. It offers in-depth coverage of literary analysis of plays, but performance reviews and information about stagecraft and acting technique are not typically included.