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Film Music: A Research Guide

Databases and External Resources

The following curated list focuses on those databases most helpful for research in film music. Use the resources below to find production information on specific films, scholarly articles from journals and books, reviews of films and books, articles from trade magazines, newspaper articles, conference papers, and more.

Visit the E-resources Online Catalog for a comprehensive list of the databases to which the Library subscribes and offers for on-site access. 

Searchable Library of Congress Databases

These searchable online catalogs and databases are freely available for research and accessible directly from the Library of Congress.

External Resources for Film Research

These external resources are freely available for research.

Subscription Databases

The subscription resources marked with a padlock  are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.