The Media Resources Center (MRC) houses videocassettes, DVDs, compact audio discs, audiocassettes, and online (streamed) audio and video. The MRC is located on the 1st floor (basement) of Moffitt Library but has shorter hours of operation than Moffitt. You can view MRC materials in the MRC viewing rooms, but the materials cannot be checked out.
Use the REQUEST button in OskiCat to borrow material at the NRLF. To receive electronic or paper copies of book chapters or journal articles, submit an online request via the "Request an article from NRLF (photocopy or web delivery)" link that appears in eligible titles in OskiCat.
Log in to Request with your Calnet ID and fill out the screens. Choose the volume you want, for periodicals:
Use the databases below to find scholarly and popular articles from film and media-related journals.
Film Index International Indexes almost 100,000 international feature films and shorts, Hollywood entertainment shorts, documentaries, and television movies from all over the world.
International Index to Performing Arts (IIPA) Indexes and abstracts over 250 scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals, documents, biographical profiles, conference papers, obituaries, interviews, discographies, and reviews.
Art Source (formerly Art Full Text) This art periodical index covers the fields of advertising art, antiques, archaeology, architecture, art history, city planning, decorative arts, crafts, film, folk art, graphic arts, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, motion pictures, museology, painting, photography, sculpture, television, textiles, and video.
Interdisciplinary article databases
Academic Search Complete A multidisciplinary index to articles in more than 10,900 journals including full-text for over 5300 journals.
JSTOR Includes over 1000 scholarly journals with access to more than 2 million articles.
MLA International Bibliography Indexes journal articles, series, monographs, dissertations, bibliographies, proceedings and other materials supporting critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
Once you've used an article database to find articles on your topic, you may need to use this button: in order to locate and read the full text of the article.
UC-eLinks will link you to the online full text of an article if UCB has paid for online access; otherwise, UC-eLinks will help you locate a print copy on the shelf in the library. If UCB doesn't own the article in print or online format, UC-eLinks can also help you order a copy from another library.
Doris Mable Cochran (1898-1968), measuring a turtle shell via Smithsonian Institution Archives on Flickr Commons
The research process is part of the composition process. Don't be afraid to let your personal taste and inclinations guide the direction of your research. It's also important, however, to Critically Analyze Information Sources (Cornell).
What kinds of sources do you need? If you need scholarly articles, search article databases on the library website. If you need movie times, search Google!
Is there an advanced search page?
Can you limit to peer-reviewed articles?
Can you limit by the year published?
Can you use any subject terms to get more relevant results?