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Film Indexes Online[Available to UCB users only]
Concurrently searches the AFI Catalog and BFI catalogs described below

Access: Library Web (UCB users only)

American Film Institute Catalog [Available to UCB users only]
The AFI Catalog provides comprehensive filmographic information on over 45,000 films, including more than 17,500 made in the early years of film from 1893 to 1910. The database includes approximately one million personal name entries - including more than 500,000 actor entries and 27,000 director entries.

Access: Library Web (UCB users only)

Film Index International (British Film Institute [BFI] Catalog)
Film Index International is the definitive online resource focusing on entertainment films and personalities. Produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute (bfi) it is based on the Summary of Film and Television (SIFT) database collated by the bfi over the past 70 years. Film Index International provides in-depth indexing of over 100,000 films - from the first silent movies to the latest blockbusters - and biographical information for over 40,000 personalities. Its rich content also includes coverage of international film awards and prizes as well as searchable plot summaries and full cast and crew lists.

Access: Library Web (UCB users only)

Internet Movie Database
Credits and other information for over 260,000 films. Site includes a vast amount of other information and other features.

Access: Web

All-Movie Guide
Provides credits, plot synopses, biographical information, and user-provided ratings. Browseable by genre, country, mood and other hooks.

Access: Web

CineBooks Database (via TVGen/TV Guide)
Database: 40,000+ titles and bios; 750,000+ brought to you by TV Guide.

Access: Web

International Film Index (CD-ROM)
Edited by Alan Goble. 1996. Information on over 177,000 films and 25,000 directors, 1895-1990. Includes "the vast majority of feature films made in the USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as films from over 100 other countries." Volume I includes a listing of titles and alternate titles, year of release, director, type of film, and country of origin. Volume II is a director's filmography.

Access: CD-ROM, Media Resources Center Compu/D 343

AV Online
A-V Online, compiled by the National Information Center for Educational Media (NICEM), is a database of distribution sources for educational media on videotape, film, audiocassette, and other formats. It contains over 350,000 descriptions of videotapes, 16mm films, audio-tapes, filmstrips, slide sets, transparencies and film cartridges of an educational, documentary or informational nature. NICEM, a division of Access-Innovations, Inc., was established in 1964 as a project of the University of Southern California.

Access: Library Web (UCB users only)

Asian Educational Media Service
The Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) is a program of the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Our mission is to promote understanding of Asian cultures and peoples and to assist teachers at all levels, from elementary schools to colleges and universities, and other individuals and groups, in learning and teaching about Asia. Includes reviews for some materials, as well as distribution information.

Access: Web

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