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AMS/TDF 213: Black American Film

Print Resources

Library Catalog
To find books in the our library, try a Words or Phrase search. Try narrowing your search by Details > Full Record > Subject terms. Sample search string:

("african american*" or black) and (film* or movie* or cinema*)
"spike lee" and (analysis or interpretation or criticism)

Historical dictionary of African American cinema
Ref PN1995.9 .N4 B433 2007

Frame by frame II : a filmography of the African American image, 1978-1994s
Ref PN1995.9.N4 K58 1997

America on film : representing race, class, gender, and sexuality at the movies 2nd ed.
PN1995.9 .M56 B46 2009

Philosophy, Black film, film noir
PN1995.9 .N4 F59 2008

Black magic : White Hollywood and African American culture
PN1995.9 .N4 G33 2004

Better than sliced bread, or Google! If you can't fine it anywhere else, you can find it here. Over 80 million records of many types of material from most academic libraries. Be sure check Libraries Worldwide. For materials not found at F&M, you may need to use:

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Interlibrary Loan

Online Resources

Full-text journals, most from original date of publication, with a rolling current date of 4 or 5 years. Choose Advanced Search, then possibly narrow search to Articles and relevant disciplines.

Project Muse
Searchable access to scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Possibly our best resource for theater-related full-text journals.

MLA International Bibliography
The Modern Language Association's index of articles, book chapters and essays in literature, languages, and folklore. Covers 1963 to the present.

New York Times
The New York Times (Sep 18, 1851 - Dec 31, 2006, full-text) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Terrific resources for older film or theater reviews.

Last updated: 11/16/10 ag contact Andy Gulati for assistance, 291-4261

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