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Databases

Here a list of database with articles from Swedish and international journals, as well as filmographies, encyclopedias and other sources relating to film.

Articles and journals

Film & Television Literature Index

This database contains journals and books. All the articles and book chapters are indexed and searchable, both through descriptive keywords and in the full text. However, not all indexed articles are available in full text, but as we usually have a printed copy of the journals, you can request the printed journal from closed stacks.

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals offers coverage of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals and also a selection of Reference volumes and the linked full-text of over 60 journals. Most indexed articles not available in full text can be requested as printed journals from closed stacks.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

An archival research resource containing scanned journals on film, media, theatre and music (1880-2000). US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles. Issues have been scanned in high-resolution color, with granular indexing of articles, covers, ads and reviews. Titles include Variety, Screen International, Film Weekly, Picture Goer and Boxoffice and many more.

Artikelsök

Primarily references (som full text) to articles in Swedish journals and papers. Some 2,4 million references dating back to 1979, with daily updates resulting in cirka 20 000 new references yearly.
*Only accessible in the library.

Mediearkivet

Full text database containing millions of articles from daily papers and magazines. Among many others - Aftonbladet, Dagens Nyheter, Expressen, Göteborgs-Posten och Svenska Dagbladet. Search interface available in english.
*Only accessible in the library.

Schirmer encyclopedia of film

This database is actually more of a digital encyclopedia, providing a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history, as well as recommendations for further reading.

Other sources

AFI Catalog

The AFI Catalog covers the history of American cinema from 1893 to 1993 with full or short records for films from 1994 to 2015. Every film produced on American soil or by American production companies is indexed from the birth of cinema to the present day. New records are created by the AFI editorial team and added each year.

Film Index International

Film Index International is produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute. Film Index International provides international coverage, indexing films from over 170 countries.

Treasures from the Film Archives

The Treasures from the Film Archives is a database containing credits and holdings information about the silent-era film holdings of film archives from around the world.

The Swedish Film Database

The Swedish Film Database is the Film Institute's own database. Here you can search for information about all Swedish feature films since 1897, all international films that have had Swedish theatrical premieres, a large number of Swedish short, documentary and television films. The database also lists the Film Institute's collections of films, scripts, posters, stills and archival objects.

Nationalencyklopedin

Nationalencyklopedin (​NE)​ has evolved from being a printed encyclopedia to an online encyclopedia and several theasaruses.
*Only accessible in the library, unless you on site create a personal account.

Access outside the library

As a patron you have access to several of these databases from wherever you choose to work. For more information on how to access, go to The Library from your armchair.

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