The database contains the most extensive set of professional journals and popular-science magazines. It covers the areas of film and television theory, history, production, technical aspects, and reviews. It offers books and magazines in English, French, German, etc.
You can easily search by subject terms, authors, work titles, etc.
Searches can be specified by:
You can also browse specific issues of journals and magazines. For instance, these periodicals are available:
Articles and other sources can be saved into a personal folder. It is possible to download, print, share etc.
Three databases collection provides:
1. AFI Catalog (produced by the American Film Institute, AFI) is the US national filmography documenting the history of American cinema. Cataloguing currently covers the years 1893-1993 comprehensively, with additional records covering selected major films since 1994. The Film Records contain synopsis, cast and crew information, production details, list of references etc. Film Record example (PDF)
2. Film Index International (produced by the British Film Institute, BFI) focuses on entertainment films and personalities from over 170 countries. The Film records contain detailed film information including searchable plot summaries, full cast and crew lists, year of release and production information. Credits, awards and a synopsis are also included.
3. International Index to Film Periodicals Database is brought together by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF). It contains over 800,000 article citations from more than 345 periodicals, dating from 1972 onward. Over 70 journals are available in full text. The selected FIAF journals not included in EBSCO database: Film, Fashion & Consumption, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Literature/Film Quarterly and many others. The FIAF journal list (XLS). FIAF and EBSCO databases complement each other. There are some journals in both of them but with different coverage of volumes or issues.
It is possible to search all the databases at the same time or choose the specific catalog and limit searching either for journal articles (FIAF) or films (AFI Catalog for American movies, Film Index International for films from other countries).
Articles and other sources can be saved into a personal folder. It is possible to print, send etc.
Cinema and media studies includes a vast range of subfields: film history, media studies, critical theory, visual arts, cultural studies, digital culture, game studies or popular culture. Oxford Bibliographies (Cinema and Media Studies) offers an overview of the most important books, articles and websites, compiled by renowned experts in each field. The records contain bibliographic data, annotation and commentary. We recommend the database primarily as an essential resource of information on both study and research materials.
You can access either directly from the AMU network or by logging in via your Institution (Sign in via your Institution and select Academy of Performing Arts in Prague).
The database includes, among other things, interviews with key figures in performance history and contemporary practice, masterclasses with specialist performance trainers from around the world, it also contains recordings of contemporary productions, etc. For more information, see the web site.
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A digital library that makes accessible professional and scientific journals, books and grey literature from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. It's focused on the humanities and social sciences. Czech and Slovak publishers are also represented. Selected magazines from Western countries (Germany, France, Great Britain, etc.) focusing on the Central and Eastern European region are also disposal.
An international online distribution platform for documentary and experimental films focusing on European cinema. We regularly issue sign-up calls – please, follow the news on our library website, facebook and your mailbox!
Current subscription is valid until 30 June 2022. Next sign-up call is expected in September.
There are student films only in the public online catalog. For searching all films the library offers, login to the non-public catalog: see the easy 3 steps manual.
Open Research Library A multidisciplinary full-text digital library with more than 14.000 books from Bloomsbury, Routledge, The MIT Press etc.
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) A multidisciplinary database with more than 47.000 books available for download.
DART-Europe E-theses Portal Digital library of theses from European universities.
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Distributed digital library of theses from around the world.
abART All about Czech and Slovak visual arts. Persons, institutions, exhibitions, documents: books, magazines, reviews, photos etc.