The CDL is pleased to announce UC access to three new film resources: FIAF International Film Archive, Film Index International, and the Film Literature Index.

Developed by the British Film Institute, FII gives full international coverage of films and film personalities from over 170 countries, up to the present day. All eras of film-making are covered – from the early silent movies to recent box-office hits.  Based on the British Film Institute’s Summary of Information on Film and Television (SIFT) database, Film Index International is both inclusive and authoritative.

FII is available on ProQuest at: .

FIAF International Film Archive database is an acclaimed international compendium of information on film and television from International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF).  It brings together contributions from experts around the world dedicated to film preservation, cataloguing and documentation.  It covers film literature from 300 periodicals since 1972, and includes the FIAF thesaurus.  Additionally, the database features print sources for 22,000 silent films, a bibliography of FIAF members’ publications and a directory of film and TV documentation collections.

FIAF is available on OVID at:

The Film Literature Index (FLI) is an open access database from Indiana University.  It is an index of 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.  More than 2,000 subject headings provide detailed analysis of the articles.  The FLI Online contains approximately 700,000 citations to articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001 (no current years).  The FLI online database contains citations to film, television and video articles, reviews and book reviews.

FLI is available at:

These databases were recommended by the UC Performing Arts Bibliographer Group, endorsed by the Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections (JSC), and approved by the Collection Development Committee (CDC) for systemwide participation.