Pair Up—a films database


Aitken, Ian, ed. Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film. New York: Routledge, 2006.

American Fim Institute. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, in six volumes. New York, R.R. Bowker, 1971-.

Bawden, Liz. The Oxford Companion to Film. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.

British Film Institute. Film Index International.

Brownlow, Kevin. The Parade’s Gone By. xx

Burch, Noel. Theory of Film Practice. New York, Praeger, 1973.

Cousins, Mark, and Kevin MacDonald. Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. London; Boston: Faber and Faber, 1996.

Darby, William. Masters of Lens and Light: A Checklist of Major Cinematographers and their Feature Films. Metuchen: Scarecrow, 1991.

Felando, Cynthia. Discovering Short Films. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Jacobs, Lewis. The Documentary Tradition. 2nd ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 1979.

Kahana, Jonathan, ed.: The Documentary Film Reader: History, Theory, Criticism. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Katz, Ephraim. The Film Encyclopedia. New York: Collins, 2008.

Knight, Arthur. The Liveliest Art: A Panoramic History of the Movies. New York: Macmillan, 1978.

Maltin, Leonard. The Great Movie Shorts. New York, Crown, 1972.

Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey. The Oxford History of World Cinema. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Pendergast, Tom and Sara. International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers. Detroit: St. James Press, 2000.

Rosenbaum, Jonathan. Essential Cinema. 2004. Baltimore MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.

Rotha, Paul, and Richard Griffith. The Film Till Now: A Survey of World Cinema. London: Spring Books, 1967.

Roud, Richard. Cinema: A Critical Dictionary. New York: Viking Press, 1980.

Sadoul, Georges. Dictionary of Films. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1972.

Sadoul, Georges. Dictionary of Film Makers. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1972.

Sarris, Andrew. The American Cinema: Directors and Directions, 1929-1968. New York: Dutton, 1968.

Sitney, P. Adams. Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde, 1943-2000. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.

(Editors of) Time Out. Time Out Film Guide. 2010.

The Big Cartoon Database:

Complete National Film Registry Listing (Library of Congress):

Film and Television Literature Index:

Film Index International (British Film Institute):

Film Literature Index Online:

Harold B. Lee Library/Theatre and Media Arts Films in Review:


International Index of Film Periodicals (International Federation of Film Archives):

Internet Archive:

Internet Encyclopedia of Cinematographers:

Movie Review Query Engine:

Senses of Cinema:

Sight and Sound:

Turner Classic Movies:

UBU Web: Film & Video:

Women Film Pioneers Project: