Cool ALADIN e-books: VideoHound’s Golden Movie Retriever, 2006 Ed. and International Dictionary of Film and Filmmakers , 4th Ed.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a group of reference works in digital format.

Videohound contains an “extensive listing of movies available on video–more than 23,000 in all”, however it does have a serious shortcoming. The electronic edition lacks many of the great cross-referencing indexes and subject lists that set the print version apart from its competitors. One thing I like about the e-version though is its annotated “Web Site Guide” with links categorized by cult movie resources, film festivals, film magazines, film studios, filmmaker resources, film reviews, general entertainment, and video sales outlets.
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International Dictionary of Film and Filmmakers , 4th Ed. is “written for film students and film buffs alike, this set features thorough coverage of legendary films, actors, actresses, directors, writers, and other production artists through detailed essays and commentary by experts. Entries include biographies, filmographies, comprehensive credits, production information, major awards, and bibliographies.” I checked the entry for Tod Browning, the director of Freaks and Dracula, and it included a full filmography, a photo, a bibliography of books and articles, and a five paragraph career summary.
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Both of these titles can also be found on the AU Library’s Databases by title page.

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