Lights, Camera, Action! The winter season proves to be a fruitful time of year for award shows highlighting the best in film and television, with events like the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards and the Oscars taking center stage. As the global community of filmmakers and scholars has grown, so has the analysis of film and television, turning into an academic discipline. Movie buffs and television lovers enrolled in Mass Media, Film History and Communication courses can take their pop culture interests a step further by using the MLA International Bibliography with Full Text (MLAIB) to hone their research skills while gaining a deeper insight into the history of film and television, film adaptations, contemporary cinema and film theory.
This carefully curated, interdisciplinary resource combines the premier academic index with more than 1,000 full-text journals, covering a wide array of subjects that includes film, television, and video. Particularly in these subject areas, students can find it difficult to distinguish between scholarly analyses and personal reviews found on the web. But students and faculty alike can count on the MLAIB to deliver more than a century of reliable scholarship drawn from more than 25,000 journals and book series, with international coverage encompassing scholarly publications in more than 70 languages. Students of film and television will find full-text material from highly respected journals like Film Criticism, JCMS: Journal of Cinema & Media Studies, French Screen Studies and Senses of Cinema.
Moreover, the rich controlled vocabulary used in indexing the MLAIB’s scholarly materials helps researchers quickly find the most relevant materials for their topics while also providing multiple avenues for exploring broader, narrower, or related concepts. The MLA International Bibliography offers a century of knowledge, and it’s just waiting to be discovered. Anyone interested in the evolution of film and television and related theory and criticism will benefit from taking a deep dive into this unparalleled resource.