Using the AFI Research Collection from home

We are currently preparing guides and moving some resources online to help RMIT’s Cinema Studies students to study off campus. Please check this web site for updates.


Watching films

RMIT Library holds a great collection of films. Many titles are available for streaming for RMIT staff and students.

  • Kanopy
    Kanopy is a leading distributor of tertiary educational videos (streaming videos and DVDs) within Australia and this database is a portal to videos which they make available for individual purchase. Major subjects covered include: The arts, business and training, health sciences, media and communication, natural sciences, social sciences, and teacher education. Users can search, browse and see previews of videos.
  • This collection includes television broadcasts recorded under Part VA [Screenrights Licence] of the Copyright Act, and other video files in the public domain, used with permission, or used under licence (such as Creative Commons).

AFI RC Clipping files

We have digitised a number of our clippings files related to RMIT’s current Cinema Studies courses. Please email afiresearch@rmit.edu.au to find out more

Database and catalogue searching

The RMIT Library subscribes to many databases and provides access to full text publications about film and television. The best way to find articles relevant to your cinema studies courses is to use the Proquest Screen Studies Collection.

Proquest Screen Studies Collection is a comprehensive survey of current publications related to film scholarship alongside detailed and expansive filmographies. This collection includes the specialist FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database with detailed and complementary filmographies created by the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute; and Film Index International.

Use this link to access the Proquest Screen Studies Collection

You will need to be an RMIT student or staff and login with your student or staff number to gain full access.

Ebooks

There is a good collection of ebooks on cinema topics available through RMIT Library.

We are preparing a list of key resources for AFI RC visitors.

Free Cinema Studies websites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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