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Film & Television Literature Index Online

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
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The Film Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular. More than 2,000 subject headings provide detailed analysis of the articles. The FLI Online contains approximately 700,000 citations to articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001. You can search the citations or browse by subject headings, browse by person names, browse by production titles, or browse by corporate names. Film & Television Literature Index is the definitive index to film and television literature. The database has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes film scholars, college students, and general viewers.

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Threatt, Monique
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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Film Studies
  • Theatre and Drama
  • Communication and Culture
  • American Studies

Library of Congress Subjects:

Motion pictures -- Databases.
Television -- Databases.
Motion pictures -- Periodicals -- Indexes.
Television -- Periodicals -- Indexes.