If your professor asks you to find "scholarly" or "peer reviewed" journal articles, be sure the article you find is from a source that has gone through the peer review process. Many databases offer a search filter to limit to only journals that are scholarly or peer reviewed. You can also check the journal title in the Ulrich's database (linked below) to see if a title is peer reviewed.
Say your professor tells you about an article you should read, or you find a citation for an article in a book and you want to read the whole article... what do you do? Follow these steps:
Try it now in the Journal Finder below:
These databases index articles from a variety of subjects and sources. These are good places to start your research:
These databases index articles from journals within the subject of Film & Media Arts. These are useful when looking for articles specifically within your discipline:
Use the American Film Institute Catalog to find information on films including titles, running times, cast, crew, directors, subject matter, and more. This is a great resource to start with when learning about a film. It also has partial citation information (breadcrumbs) at the end of each article that can help you find film reviews and other articles written about the film. Use the Journal Finder to see if the library has full text of any reviews mentioned in the bread crumbs.
Use the following tips to help you find film reviews in Discover!
You may want to try searching the web for content related to the film or aspect of film & media arts you are researching. Google scholar is a good place to start looking for articles that may be freely available on the internet. If you do find something you like when searching online and are not able to find it in full text, be sure to check the Leatherby Libraries journal finder for the article. You can also request articles you cannot locate in full text through interlibrary loan.