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Journalism - Film & Documentaries: Online Documentaries, Research and Oral Histories

Documentaries and filmmaking. Research on film. Funding for filmmakers, copyright information, interviewing and oral histories

Finding Documentaries

MU Libraries Streaming Kanopy Collection 

Journalism Library DVD Documentaries

Documentary Addict - part of 4,000 + documentaries online!

DocumentaryTube Watch and Submit. The twenty-two categories in which these documentaries are divided include arthealthsciencetravel, history, and several others.

Documentaries on Reserve for Film Studies 

Documentary Network - Watch. Disuss. Learn. Connect. Enjoy.

DocuSeek - An academic streaming source for social issue and documentary film

Field of Vision - Field of Vision is a filmmaker-driven visual journalism film unit co-created by Laura Poitras, AJ Schnack and Charlotte Cook that pairs filmmakers with developing and ongoing stories around the globe.

Watch free documentaries online - Browse by Category

Documentary Film on Vimeo

Documentary Storm

Folkstreams - Best of American Folklore Films

True/False Film Festival

Snag Films Documentaries

HBO Documentaries

PBS Documentaries

Louder than a Bomb Documentary

Moving Images University of South Carolina - (MIRC) strives to preserve our global moving image heritage, diversify understandings of moving image culture, and envision a better future by encouraging new interpretations of the recent past.


Research Documentaries

MU Film Databases


Cinema of the World - A comprehensive library of Arthouse..Cult,Classic,Experimental and rare movies from all over the world.

Documentary Educational Resources - guides, books and links that we often recommend to those who ask us for resources on documentaries, visual anthropology, and ethnographic filmmaking.

American MemoryAmerican Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

World Cinema Foundation

Permanent Seminar on Histories of Film Theories -an open network of film scholars interested in excavating and re-reading historical contributions and debates on film.

Research Documentary Film Onlinereviewing, previewing and researching documentaries.

How to Write a Documentary Script - Unesco

Stanford's M.F.A. Documentary Film Projects

Google Scholar

Oral Histories - Conducting Interviews

An Oral History Primer  - UC Santa Cruz

Principles and Best Practices for Oral Histories

Human Subjects and IRB Review Oral Histories

Oral History Association

Oral Histories of the American South - "Oral Histories of the American South" is a three-year project to select, digitize and make available 500 oral history interviews gathered by the Southern Oral History Program (SOHP).

State Historical Society Oral HIstories 



Contact Us

Journalism Library

Dorothy Carner
103a Reynolds Journalism Institute
Library: 573-882-7502
Direct Line: 573-882-6591

Sue Schuermann
Senior Library Specialist
103b Reynolds Journalism Institute
Library: 573-882-7502
Direct Line: 573-882-0660

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