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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Film Noir: Reference Materials

A library guide to American film noir from 1942-1958 including relevant encyclopedias, indexes, journals, books, film clips and more!

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Reference Works for Film Noir

Joan Crawford as Myra Hudson in David Miller's Sudden Fear (USA 1950)

Abstracts and Indexes

Indexes and Abstracts are databases that contain subscriptions to many journals. There you can search all the journals in the database for articles on film noir. These are the best databases at UIUC to search for film noir articles and information. UIUC affiliation needed use these cites.