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ART 150: History of Film & Animation (Keeney-Loudoun)

This guide has been created to help you find resources related to this program of study. Direct comments to Julie Combs, jcombs@nvcc.edu.

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Top Databases for Film Research

Database Search Tips

Magazine, newspaper, and journal articles focus on a specific aspect of a topic, so what you type into the search box should also be specific.

Use your research question or topic sentences as a starting point to identify keywords and concepts:

How is editing used in Battleship Potemkin (1925) to create montage and juxtaposition, and how has this influenced later films?

Type AND between each concept Battleship Potemkin AND editing
Use "quotation marks" around phrases "Battleship Potemkin" AND editing
Use an asterisk (*) to get words with multiple endings
(influen* will find articles with influence, influences, influencing, influenced, and influential)
"Battleship Potemkin" AND influen*
Use related terms and synonyms Battleship Potemkin AND (edit* OR montage OR juxtaposition)

In your list of results, use FILTERS/LIMITERS:

  • Full Text - click the full text box so that all your results will have the entire article available for you to read
  • Source Type - select magazines or academic/scholarly journals