New film research database

The Library now has a subscription to FIAF, the International Index to Film Periodicals Plus. Founded in Paris in 1938, FIAF brings together contributions from experts around the world dedicated to film preservation, cataloging and documentation. It is an essential resource for research into the history of world cinema.

Highlights from the database include:

  • Over 500,000 article citations from more than 345 periodicals, with in-depth coverage of the world’s foremost academic and popular film journals.
  • Full-text coverage from fifty leading film periodicals. Titles in full-text include both scholarly (e.g. Film Comment, Framework) and popular (e.g. Variety, Sight and Sound).
  • Full-text of five key reference works:
    • The Encyclopedia of Early Cinema (Routledge, 2004)
    • Routledge Companion to Film History (Routledge, 2010)
    • Oxford History of World Cinema (OUP, 1997)
    • Critical Ideas in Television Studies (OUP, 1999)
    • Film Analysis: A Norton Reader (Norton, 2005)
  • Option to create a free account for storing personal research from the database.

To begin researching FIAF, click here. To view a short video tutorial about the database, click here.