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Film Studies Resources @ Pitt: Articles

Information about film studies resources available to the Pitt community.

Placing Film Studies in Context

What makes information "scholarly"

Instructors often ask students to find “scholarly”, “academic”, or “peer reviewed” sources of information for their research.  These terms all refer to the same type of information – sources based on in-depth research, and are considered higher in quality and more reliable for your research. 

These sources can range from chapters within books or entire books, or journal articles, but all have common characteristics that can help you recognize that type of information.

Film Studies Databases

Microform Collections

For more information on the following microform collections, which are housed in the Hillman Library Microforms Department (ground floor), consult the detailed version of the record for each in PITTCat Classic. 

Association of Workers of Revolutionary Cinematography (1923-1932)
Cahiers du cinéma, 1951-1964; 1965-1980; 1983; 1985-1997
Cinema Pressbooks from the Original Studio Collections
Cinema History Microfilm Series.  Film Journals, Part 1
Cinema History Microfilm Series.  Film Journals, Part 2
Communist Activity in the Entertainment Industry: FBI Surveillance Files
            On Hollywood, 1942-1954
D.W Griffith Papers, 1897-1954
Early Russian Cinema, 1907-1918 (early Russian film journals)
Film Daily
Film Daily Yearbook of Motion Pictures
Hollywood and the Production Code  (film case files from the MPAA’s PCA)
Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will
Little Magazine Series: Selected Complete Short-run Cinema Periodicals,
            1889-1972
Merritt Crawford Papers
Moscow Lenin Order Mosfilm Studio (1938-1945)
Motion Picture Catalogs by American Producers and Distributors, 1894-1908
Motion Picture Story Magazine, 1911-1941
Nickelodeon and Motography, 1908-1918
Photoplay, 1912-1980
What Women Wrote: Scenarios, 1912-1929
Will Hays Papers (papers from the former director of the MPPDA)

Select Film Studies E-Journals

This is only a small sample of the large number of film studies e-journals available at Pitt. There are many additional film studies periodicals located on the fourth floor of Hillman Library.

Soviet Cinema