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Film Studies: Media History Digital Library

This guide is an introduction to the resources for Film Studies at Dartmouth. If you are interested in Television, see the separate research guide for Television.

Media History Digital Library

The Media History Digital Library digitizes collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The following is a list of magazines and journals for which they have extensive runs. Check the site for selected holdings of other titles.


Business Screen (1938-1973)

The Film Daily (1918-1936)

International Photographer (1929-1941)

Journal of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers (1930-1949)

Journal of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (1950-1954)

The Educational Screen (1922-1962)

Motion Picture [Magazine] (1914-1941)

Moving Picture World (1907-1919)

Photoplay (1914-1940)

Radio Age: Research, Manufacturing, Communications, Broadcasting, Television (1942-1957)

Radio Broadcast (1922-1930)

Keeping up with Film Studies journal literature

Want an easy way to keep up with the journal literature for all facets of Film Studies? And you use a mobile device? You can install the BrowZine app and create a custom Bookshelf of your favorite journal titles. Then you will get the Table of Contents (ToCs) of your favorite journals automatically delivered to you when they become available. Once you have the ToC's you can download and read the articles you want.

You can get the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Don't own or use a mobile device? You can still use BrowZine! It's now available in a web version. You can get to it here. The web version works the same way as the app version. Find the journals you like, create a custom Bookshelf, get ToCs and read the articles you want.