Getting Started: General Research and Reference Tools

Television Studies, Bibliographies, Guides

ScreenSite For the study of Film and Television, this is a good place to start---provides bibliographies and many other web resource links geared to teaching and research.
CineMedia (From the American Film Institute) Select: Categories/TV for an extensive list of links to shows, organizations, research resources, etc.
Yahoo Television Section Directory of television sites on the www.


The Internet Movie Database You can search by TV show title, actor, keyword. Provides credit info, plot summaries, links to reviews and other websites, etc.

Archives, Libraries, Museums

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Archive - learn about the academy's archival collections, preservation efforts, etc.
Auman Museum of Radio & Television - museum of television and radio collectibles and memorabilia located in Ohio.
Museum of Television & Radio - information about collections, exhibitions, and more for these museums located in Los Angeles and New York.
National Museum of Photography, Film and Television - information about collections, exhibitions, and more for this UK museum.
UCLA Film and Television Archive - information about the collections, preservation, and research facilities of the archive.
Vanderbilt Television News Archive - containing over 23,000 individual network evening news broadcasts, with current newscasts taped as broadcast on a daily basis. The archive also has more than 8,000 hours of news-related programming. You can search abstracts by keyword or by date.

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Please direct your comments/suggestions about this guide to: Scott Breivold