PIO, Periodicals Index Online, provides retrospective full text online coverage of the following film and media studies journals:
and indexing for
Don't forget to check to see if we have the back issues of the journal you want in print, in the library.
|Popular, Scholarly, Trade? What's in a Name?||Scholarly Journals||Popular Journals||Trade Journals|
|Purpose||Informs and reports on original research done by scholars and experts in the field.||Entertains and informs a general audience without providing in-depth analysis.||Reports on industry trends and new products or techniques useful to people in a trade or business.|
|Authors||Articles are written by subject specialists and experts in the field.||Articles are written by journalists, freelance writers, or an editorial staff.||Articles are written by specialists in a certain field or industry.|
|Audience||Intended for a limited audience - researchers, scholars, and experts.||Intended for a broad segment of the population, appealing to non-specialists.||Intended for practitioners in a particular profession, business, or industry.|
Trade publications are useful for industry research, and a good source for information about the financing and production of a film, labor issues, commercial success, marketing strategies, and more. A great starting point for online access to historic trade journals is the Media History Digital Library.