Re: Film/Media Databases on the Web

Gary Handman (
Wed, 8 Mar 2000 09:55:36 -0800 (PST)

Hi. Media Review Digest is, indeed, available on the
Pierian's very cool. Pierian is currently working on software
which will allow quick linking to individual review citations from online
catalogs and web sites.

The Motion Picture Guide is still available (or at least part of it) via
TV Guide at

Don't think Magill's is available on the web...

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library

UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

"You are looking into the mind of home video. It is innocent, it is aimless,
it is determined, it is real" --Don DeLillo, Underworld

On Wed, 8 Mar 2000, Kristine R. Brancolini wrote:

> I think the following databases/reference works were discussed awhile ago,
> and I'm wondering if any of you have current information. We have
> _Magill's Survey of Cinema_ on CD-ROM and _Motion Picture Guide_ on
> CD-ROM. Is _Magill's_ available on the Web also? I know that the Motion
> Picture Guide used to be available on the TV Guide web site, but the link
> is now dead. Does the publisher or anyone else provide direct access?
> The other resource I'm curious about is _Media Review Digest_. I think
> that Gary Handman had a trial password for a web version. Is it available
> yet for subscription? I would love to discontinue my paper subscription
> for space reasons, plus add the functionality that an electronic version
> would afford. Thanks for your help. -- Kris
> Kristine R. Brancolini, Media and Film Studies
> Main Library W101A, 1320 E. Tenth Street
> Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
> Phone: 812.855.3710 | Fax: 812.856.2062 | Email: