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norman_fisher0004This is a bibliographic guide to British newsreels and cinemagazines. The abstracts were originally published in the three volumes of the BUFVC ‘s Researcher’s Guide to British Newsreels (1983, 1988, 1993), with coverage now extended to the present day. The aim of these abstracts is to illustrate the genesis, development and eventual demise of the British newsreels and cinemagazines, while also documenting their continued use as a subject for academic study.

The database can be searched by author, year, newsreel or by using a freetext option across all text fields. A number of ‘key theme’ search options are also available. The full articles are not available on this site, but most can be traced at the BFI Reuben Library or Learning on Screen’s own newsreel documentation collection.

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