A collection of more than 19,000 streaming foreign/indie feature films and documentaries, available on a patron-driven acquisition model (all titles are available to Butler students, faculty and staff, Butler University Libraries pays for licenses that hit usage triggers). This collection includes titles from the Criterion Collection, a collection dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements.
Academic Video Online is a comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 62,000 video titles spanning a range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 17,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street, Curated for the educational experience, it includes documentaries, films, demonstrations, clips, archival footage, news, tv programs, training videos, lectures, interviews, ethnographies, performance, and features & shorts.
Films on Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform providing a variety of educational media content, mostly documentary, educational, and news sources. Producers included in the collection are: A&E, PBS, the BBC, National Geographic, ABC News, NBC News, CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, HBO Documentary Films, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, Open University, Bill Moyers, California Newsreel, Annenberg Learner, TED, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and more.
Explore the fiftieth anniversary of this world-renowned distribution company by accessing Butler's copies of: Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films, an expansive collectors’ box set featuring fifty classic films on DVD and a lavishly illustrated hardcover book that tells the story of Janus Films through an essay by film historian Peter Cowie, a tribute from Martin Scorsese, and extensive, all-new notes on all fifty films, plus cast and credit listings and U.S. premiere information. Access Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films through Butler Libraries here.
Core Journal Article Databases
Listed below are core journal, magazine, and newspaper article databases that index scholarly journal articles in the area of film studies as well as film reviews.
Film & Television Literature Index Full Text is the definitive online tool for film and television research. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Variety movie reviews from 1914 to the present and a large number of images from the MPTV Image Archive are also included.
Indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular. Coverage is from 1976 to 2001 only.
Communications and Mass Media Complete combines two previous resources related to communication and mass media (CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index). It provides full text for over 200 journals and contains citation coverage for more.
Nexis Uni provides access to the full text of hundreds of major business and legal journals, magazines, and U.S. and international newspapers. Company financial, country, tax, medical, federal and state legal information, and accounting information can also be accessed.
This group of online indexes provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors, much of it full-text. The database is searchable by Author Name, Title, Genre, Literary Movement or Literary Themes, or a combination of criteria to create more powerful searches.