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ABI/INFORM collection
Description:  ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry: Search more than 750 business periodicals and newsletters with a trade or industry focus. Provides users with the latest industry news, product and competitive information, marketing trends, and a wide variety of other topics. Contains publications on every major industry, including finance, insurance, transportation, construction, and many more.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff) : resources for the worldwide advertising community
Description:  The AdForum database contains information on over 20,000 advertising agencies and 90,000 advertisements (images, moving images, tv, print, interactive, etc.) from around the world (over 100 countries are represented in the database).
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
American Film Institute catalog
Description:  The AFI Catalog includes entries on nearly 60,000 American feature-length and 17,000 short films produced from 1893-2011, as well as AFI Awards Outstanding Movies of the Year from 2000 through 2010.prehensively from 1893 to 1974, with records for selected major films from 1975 - 2 years ago. New records are added each year.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
AP stylebook online
Description:  The Web-based edition is a fully searchable version of the Associated Press Stylebook, including an A-Z guide to usage, spelling, and a pronunciation guide with audio files.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Berg fashion library
Description:  Provides integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. Offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections, including the Berg encyclopedia of world dress and fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and more.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Business insights global
Description:  Gale Business Insights: Global contains the following content and features: Case studies from Gale CaseBase and from additional publishers; Interactive LiveCharts for economic and business indicators; Inline article content; Global company, country, and industry overviews, as well as interactive rankings and stats, with quick links to associated news, case studies and academic journal articles; Global industry research reports for specific industries within specific countries; Academic journal articles, periodical articles, news articles, newswires and other news media; Topic overviews on major areas of international business; Company histories and market share data.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Communication source
Description:  "Communication Source offers abstracts and indexing as well as full-text content from publications worldwide pertaining to Communication, Linguistics, Rhetoric and Discourse, Speech-Language Pathology, Media Studies and other fields relevant to the discipline."--Choose Databases page, viewed 9/16/2014
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Film & television literature index
Description:  "Film & Television Literature Index is a comprehensive bibliographic database covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing. It has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes film scholars, college students, and general viewers. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews"--Database description screen.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Film literature Index
Description:  The Film Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes 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. You can search the citations or browse by subject headings, browse by person names, browse by production titles, or browse by corporate names.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Films on demand
Description:  A web-based digital video delivery service providing streaming videos from Films Media Group. Includes thousands of documentaries, teaching videos, and other academic materials.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
FITA : the Federation of International Trade Associations : the international trade/import-export portal
Description:  Links to trade associations and boards of trade and information about services of the Federation; also has links to the site in Spanish and French and links to translations into other European languages.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
LexisNexis academic
Description:  Provides access to various databases, including current news, business information, company directories, federal and state laws, regulations, legal cases, medical and reference publications.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Mintel reports
Description:  Offers research reports covering European, UK-specific, and US consumer markets. The reports analyse market drivers, sizes and trends, market segmentation, along with consumer attitudes and purchasing habits. The reports are supplemented by brief digests of relevant recent events, UK and US demographic and economic statistics and useful lists.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
MLA international bibliography
Description:  Provides access to citations of journal articles, books, and dissertations published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Coverage is international and subjects include literature, language and linguistics, literary theory, dramatic arts, folklore, and film since 1963. Special features include the full text of the original article for some citations and a collection of images consisting of photographs, maps, and flags.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Passport GMID
Description:  Euromonitor International's Global Market Information Database (GMID) is an online business information system providing business intelligence on industries, countries, and consumers. It offers integrated access to statistics, reports, insightful comment and business information sources. Coverage is global, more than 200 countries are researched.
Access:  Internet (Valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Performing arts periodicals database
Description:  "Multidisciplinary information resource designed specifically for the performing arts. It provides indexing, abstracts and selected full text from many sources covering film, theatre, dance, stagecraft, television, and more. Offering the widest span of scholarship available, Performing Arts Database ranges from 1864 to the most current issues." -- Home page.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Description:  PressReader provides instant online access to today's newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The expanding collection currently includes more than 1,200 U.S. and international titles -- from 94 countries in 48 languages. Just like reading the familiar print edition, viewers can browse articles and other key content, such as pictures, advertisements, classifieds, and notices. The service also provides up to a 60-day backfile and the ability to perform keyword searches across all titles and the entire backfile.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Description:  Database contains detailed profiles of nearly 18,000 U.S. and international advertising agencies, including accounts represented by each agency, fields of specialization, breakdown of gross billings by media, contact information on agency personnel and more. Users can research advertising trends and find jobs or internships in advertising and related fields.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Simmons OneView
Description:  Survey analysis and planning software that includes data from recent Simmons' national consumer studies.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Description:  "SRDS allows you to find, consider and understand what media brands fit your objectives. Access media rates, contacts, audience information, logos, covers and website images, video media kits and more for specific consumer magazines, websites, radio stations, and television channels."
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Statista : the statistics portal
Description:  Provides access to statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on over 600 industries.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Who's who of Victorian cinema
Description:  "A biographical guide to the earliest years of moving pictures, 1871-1901."
Access:  Internet (General Access)

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