Contemporary criticism is available through the MLA International Bibliography (MLAIB) and the full text of 120 current literature journals that can be accessed through the literary index, Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL), which contains over 880,000 records of literary criticism from 1920 to current. LION (Literature Online) contains a full library of up-to-date, fully searchable criticism and reference sources in addition to the full text of poetry, drama, and prose fiction from the seventh century to the present day.
For contemporary criticism. ProQuest Research Library contains over 2,000 periodicals (nearly 1,000 of them in ASCII full-text or full-image formats) in a wide range of subject areas. In addition to general interest publications, ProQuest Research Library covers titles in the following areas: arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests.
Index to articles in over 400 humanities periodicals in archaeology, art, classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history, and world literature.
Provides indexing and abstracting for more than 600 publications, and includes selected full-text coverage for more than 240 journals in communications, mass media, and related fields. Topics include (among many others) health communication, gender and communication, communication theory, and mass media.
Film Indexes Online is a portal allowing simultaneous or independent searching of these resources:
AFI ( American Film Institute) Catalog:
Established by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1967, the AFI is a national organization dedicated to advancing and preserving the art of film, television and other forms of the moving image. AFI�s programs promote innovation and excellence through teaching, presenting, preserving and redefining the moving image.
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.
FII (Film Index International):
Access the world�s most comprehensive film database. Produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute and based on their Summary of Information on Film and Television (SIFT) database collated over the past 70 years, Film Index International is a major information resource for entertainment films and personalities.
A fairly comprehensive and authoritative information source about the world of the arts from architecture to video. Covers 222 leading art publications from around the world and serves as a comprehensive record of art reproductions that appear in the indexed publications.
Periodicals Contents Index (PCI) contains more than 1 million citations to articles in more than 3,000 journals from 1770-1995. These journals represent popular and scholarly titles in the humanities and social sciences. 1,000,000 citations are added annually. Although it is not yet complete, PCI Full Text is a growing repository of full-text articles enabling one to go directly from the bibliographic citation to the full text article.