ENGLISH 190: Suspicious Mind

Indexes and Primary Sources


Modern Language Association International Bibliography (MLAIB) (UCB only) The MLAIB is the largest index of critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, film, and folklore, containing well over 2 million citations.  The online version starts with the 1926 annual bibliography, but coverage of JSTOR titles goes back to the first issue published.  Important to remember that, until 1956, the bibliography concentrated on scholarship by those living in the U. S. Coverage expanded in 1956 with the addition of the word “international” to the title of the bibliography.  Also important to know: subject indexing expanded dramatically in 1981; entries before that time usually have only the subject author’s name, national literature and century as descriptors.  Users must consult catalogs to ensure finding monographs or collections of essays.  The MLAIB does not include book reviews unless the review itself constitutes a scholarly article.  See “Searching the MLA International Bibliography” for effective ways to search.

Academic Search Complete (UCB only)   A multidisciplinary index to articles in thousands of journals with full-text for many. Good place to find recent scholarly articles and to begin research on interdisciplinary topics.  Using Choose Databases (located above the search boxes) to add other databases into your search.  Consider adding Film & Television Literature with Full Text, which can be searched on its own or along with other EBSCO databases.  It covers film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. 

Readers' Guide (UCB only)  Covers more than 500 leading American magazines and journals published 1890 to 1982. Most useful for articles, interviews, book and film reviews.

FIAF: International Index to Film Periodicals (1972-present) brings together several resources useful to searching film.

Film Index International (1900-present) indexes over 100,000 international feature films and shorts, Hollywood entertainment shorts, documentaries, and television movies from all over the world. Includes references to critical and industry articles on films.  Listing includes articles about the film/film makers.

Gary Handman's bibliographies of film resources including directors and individual films.  Current up to summer 2012.  Really helpful for Hitchcock and other major directors.  


C19 The Nineteenth Century Index  (UCB only)  Includes a variety of resources which can be searched all at once or, perhaps better, searched individually.  Try: Poole's Index to Periodical Literature, a subject index to 479 British and U.S. periodicals published between 1802-1906.  To read magazines published during that time, use American Periodicals Series.

Archive of Americana (UCB only)  Another gateway to a variety of resources which may be searched together or individually.   Includes Congressional and governmental publications, pamplets and publications and Early American Newspapers published 1690-1876.

Making of America (Cornell) and Making of America (Michigan) together contain over 10,000 monographs and thousands of journal articles published in the U.S. in the 19th century.

19th Century U. S. Newspapers  searchable full-text of many U.S. newspapers

Historical Newspapers includes Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Chicago Tribune (1849-1988), Los Angeles Times (1881-1988), San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922), New York Times (1851-1994) with Index (1851-1993), Wall Street Journal (1889-1994), Washington Post (1877-1995).

Chronicling America: Historical American Newspapers Library of Congress gathering of numerious historical newspapers, 1836-1922.  

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