Resources & Databases


International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers , 4th ed., 4v, 2001

Provides thorough coverage of films and filmmakers, including legendary films, actors and actresses, directors, writers and other production artists.

Magill's Cinema Annual , 2014-

Offers an in-depth retrospective of signficant domestic and foreign films released in the United Sates during the preceding year. Distinguishing features include its extensive credits, awards and nominations, MPAA ratings, thorough indexes, and its exhaustive critical reviews with author bylines.

The Rough Guide to the best iPhone & iPad Apps , 2nd ed., 2013

This book pinpoints the 500 best free and paid for applications for iPhone and iPad in all major categories.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture , 2nd ed., 5v, 2013

Includes more than 3,036 signed essays, alphabetically arranged, and written or reviewed by subject expert and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries cover topics and persons in major areas of popular culture; film; music; print culture; social life; sports; television and radio; and art and performance (which include theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performance).

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever , 2018 ed.

Reviews movies that are available on DVD or tape. Each entry includes title, alternate title, one-to four-bone rating, year released, MPAA rating, brief review, length, format, country of origin, cast, technical personnel, awards and made-for-television/cable/video designations.

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Columbia's Online Movie Guide

Internet Movie Database

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