Film Scripts Online contains 1,500 film scripts, an exploration of culture and cinema from the earliest silent films through to the present. This archive offers a bibliographic and biographical database of directors and writers, along with the full text of the movies themselves. Film Scripts: Volume I contains hundreds of titles from classic American cinema, and Film Scripts Online: Volume II focuses more on contemporary and international films.

Film Scripts Online makes available accurate and authorized versions of copyrighted screenplays. Film scholars can compare the writer’s vision with the producer’s and director’s interpretations from page to screen. Most scripts in the series have never been published before and are available nowhere else. The collection was developed through arrangements with Warner Bros., Sony, RKO, MGM, and other major film studios; and the writers themselves, including Paul Schrader, Lawrence Kasdan, Gus Van Sant, Oliver Stone, and many others.

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The USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive allows users to search through and view more than 53,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. The interviews have been conducted in 63 countries and 40 languages.

Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1996.

* Please note that the VHA streams directly from the USC Shoah Foundation platform. Registration is required upon initial login for all researchers. Thereafter, researchers’ own unique username and password will enable access for each visit.

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The Proquest Arts Premium Collection encompasses cross-searchable databases with thousands of journal titles, ensuring deep searches of extensive collections in specialist subject areas not covered in more general databases. Subject areas include art, design, architecture, humanities, film/screen studies, music, performing arts, and more. The collection includes:

•    The Music & Performing Arts Collection, which includes the Music Periodicals Database and Performing Arts Periodicals Database
•    The Screen Studies Collection, which includes the FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database, AFI Catalog (AFI), and Film Index International (FII)
•    The Art, Design & Architecture Collection, which includes the Arts & Humanities Database, ARTbibliographies, Design & Applied Arts Index, and International Bibliography of Art

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Are you unsure of the differences between popular and scholarly sources?
Do your searches result in either 0 or 1,000,000 hits?
Were you confused when told to write an annotated bibliography?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you may be suffering from Resource Insufficiency Syndrome.  Share your RIS story and learn how the library can help at

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The library is trialing a museum pass program, which provides free admission to museums in Saratoga Springs and the Eastern New York area.  Museum passes are available at the 1st floor display desk.  Click here to learn more about the  program.

Participating Institutions:
The Arkell Museum: Canajoharie, NY
The Hyde Collection: Glens Falls, NY
Mass MoCA:  North Adams, MA
The National Museum of Dance: Saratoga Springs, NY
The National Racing Museum and Hall of Fame: Saratoga Springs, NY
Olana: Hudson, NY

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