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Imaginary Cities: FMA 0869

a website to assist Temple University students with their research assignments for the Imaginary Cities course

Best Bet Databases for Film and Media Arts

Search Tips

When you search these databases for articles, you can try several strategies.

  • Search for the title of a specific film.
  • Search for the name of a filmmaker or actor.
  • Search for a geographic region (e.g. "asia" or "united states" or "paris"), a film genre (e.g. "comedy" or "horror"), or a time period (e.g., "post-war" or "fifties" or "1940s").
  • Search for concepts related to how the film is made (e.g., "lighting," "music or soundtrack or score," etc.)
  • Search for concepts related to your topic.  For example, you might search for "immigrants or immigration or migrants or migration," or "women or gender," or "trauma or PTSD or war"
  • Search for different combinations of everything above!