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New! Film & Television Literature Index (FTLI) database

If researchers awarded ratings to academic resources, scholars studying cinema or television might give the Libraries' new database an 'R' for "remarkable!'

Film & Television Literature Index (FTLI) is a comprehensive bibliographic database covering all types of writing, including industry papers, news journalism, and scholarly academic journals on topics for film and television. Its coverage includes Film Journal International, Journal of British Cinema & Television, Film Criticism, Post Script, and Variety, as well as technical publications such as SMPTE. FTLI also includes most existing international film and television publications such as Cahiers du Cinema, Cinema in India, Cinemamaya, Filmkultura, Segnocinema, and Kinetoscopio.

Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation  &  restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. The information is gleaned from cover to cover indexing and abstracts for more than 300 publications and selected coverage of 300 more. The database is a combination of the vendor's own holdings with the indexing from the State University of New York at Albany's Film Literature Index/ from Film and Television Documentation Center.

Users can access FTLI from the front-page of the Libraries' website, by following the path: Research Resources > Indexes and Databases > Arts and Humanities > Film-Television > Film & Television Literature Index.

Posted October 2, 2007