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Film + Photographic Preservation & Collection Management Guide

Search Everything - Peer-Reviewed Articles


This search will find peer-reviewed, scholarly articles.  For a more focused search, check the A-Z list of resources and filter by Subject.

General Article Databases for F+PPCM

The following databases are a good place to start finding peer reviewed articles on topics related to photography and film history and preservation. For advice on how to search, using boolean operators, and identifying scholarly resources, look at our Library Instruction guide.

Film Journals & Databases

Film Databases

Academic Film Journals

Historical Film Journals and Magazines

How to Search with Keywords

Your keywords are the main concepts or ideas of your paper. 

Shows how Boolean works (Synonyms with OR between them) AND (Synonyms)

For example the keywords for a paper on “youth employment in Canada” would be:

  • Youth
  • Employment
  • Canada


Use synonyms: Often there are multiple ways to express the same concept. For example these synonyms mean essentially the same thing – make sure to use them:

employment can also be:

  • job
  • work
  • career

Use “AND” and “OR”: By bridging your truncated keywords and synonyms with the capitalized search words “AND” and “OR” (known as Boolean operators), you can search for multiple concepts effectively.


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