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Film Music: A Research Guide

Newspapers and Periodicals

Newspapers and periodicals have offered prolific coverage of film throughout the early twentieth century. Regularly featured in this coverage has been commentary on and discussion of film music. Reviews and critiques likewise abound. These publications are available onsite at the Library in the Main Reading Room, onsite in the Performing Arts Reading Room, or online through other institutions. Some of the most notable publications include those listed below.

For a more detailed overview of newspapers and periodicals specific to the silent film period, see the "Newspapers and Periodicals" page of the Music for Silent Film research guide.

The following titles offer a representative sample and link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available.

The following databases provide additional digital access to magazine and newspaper articles focused on film and popular entertainment that also include commentary on film music.