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- Swank Digital Campus
- Digital access to feature films and documentaries that Rutgers instructors are using in their courses this year. Content will change from semester to semester. Rutgers-restricted Access
- A broad selection of streaming documentaries, independent and foreign films, classics, and feature films. Rutgers-restricted Access
Propaganda: Posters and Other Visual Materials
- World War II Poster Collection at Northwestern University LibraryOver 300 posters issued by U.S. Federal agencies.
- World War II Propaganda Films and IUStreaming access to over 200 War-era films from IULMIA's collections. In addition to films focused on war news and topice, includes films about domestic life and economy, agriculture, workplace training, and the cultures of the allied nations.
"Over 7,000 U.S. and Canadian advertisements covering five product categories - Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II propaganda - dated between 1911 and 1955." A digital collection from the Duke University Libraries.
- Emergence of Advertising in America
"Over 2,800 advertising items and publications dating from 1850 to 1920, illustrating the rise of consumer culture and the birth of a professionalized advertising industry in the United States." A digital collection from the Duke University Libraries.
Want to know if the Rutgers Libraries own a particular film?
Enter the title into the search box in the Libraries' online catalog and select "Title" from the pull-down menu. SEARCH. At the results screen, select the format from menu on the left.
DVDs and VHS cassettes are on shelves on the lower level of Dana Library near the group lounge area. Simply take the empty box for the item you want upstairs to the Circulation Desk located in the first floor lobby of the library. Circulation staff will retrieve the tape, CD or DVD for you and check it out to you just as they would a book.
Most circulating DVDs owned by the Media Center in New Brunswick are eligible for the Rutgers Delivery Service.
- American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
- The Library of Congress site offers access to more than 9 million
digital items from more than 100 historical collections of primary
source materials relating to the history and culture of the United
States. The collections include
manuscripts, photographs, posters, maps, books, pamphlets, and sheet
music, as well as sound recordings and motion pictures and can either be
browsed or searched.
Radio, Television, and Film
Finding Early Film Reviews
- Film Review Index. 2 vols
- Patricia King Hanson & Stephen L. Hanson, editors. Phoenix, Ariz., Oryx Press, 1986-
- One of the best sources for finding early film reviews, the Film Review Index cites reviews to over 7000 feature films released between 1914 and 1985. Vol. 1: 1882-1949; Vol. 2: 1950-1985. In addition to popular magazines, the index also lists reviews in trade publications, newspapers, anthologies, and selected books.
- Dana Call Number: Ref. PN1995 .F513 1986
- Once you have the list of sources in which a specific film was reviewed, you will need to go to QuickSearch to find out if that source is available at Rutgers. Enter the title into the QuickSearch Browse search box.
- Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature Retrospective. 1900- .
- Index to the major general interest and popular periodicals from the late 19th century to 1982. An excellent source for finding film reviews.
- Grand Comics Database
International database includes access to over 669,499 comic book covers and some 1,964,009 stories.