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The following databases are a good place to start finding peer reviewed articles on film studies topics. For advice on how to search, using boolean operators, and identifying scholarly resources, look at our Library Research Skills Tutorial.
Your keywords are the main concepts or ideas of your paper.
For example the keywords for a paper on “youth employment in Canada” would be:
Use synonyms: Often there are multiple ways to express the same concept. For example these synonyms mean essentially the same thing – make sure to use them:
employment can also be:
Use “AND” and “OR”: By bridging your truncated keywords and synonyms with the capitalized search words “AND” and “OR” (known as Boolean operators), you can search for multiple concepts effectively.
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The Film Analysis Guide was developed to meet the needs of faculty and students at Yale who are interested in becoming familiar with the vocabulary of film studies and the techniques of cinema.
The Columbia Film Language Glossary is a teaching tool designed to enhance the study of film. The Glossary features key terms in film studies selected by Columbia faculty and illustrated with detailed explanations, film clips, and visual annotations.
A peer reviewed article is an article that has been written by an expert and has been reviewed by other experts before being published. This review process ensures the quality of information in the article.
The Library subscribes to a large number of journals, newspapers and other resources. Not all articles are peer-reviewed, so you need to find a way to limit your results to peer reviewed articles.
Proquest Search Box with Peer reviewed option checked
Search Everything Search Results with Peer Reviewed limit applied
I've found a great article, but I don't know if it is peer reviewed? By using a resource called Ulrich's International Periodical Directory, you can check to see if the journal that the article is from is peer-reviewed.