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EMST 4410: Global Media Entertainment Industries (Fortmueller)

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Overviews & Books

Country overviews and histories

Finding more books on your country's industry

GIL Find catalog lists both print and e-books plus DVDs. You can also search for and request print books from other University System Libraries through GIL Express.

Below are selected subject terms to search in combination with your country name. Note that the UK is generally called "Great Britain" or "British" in the subject headings. South Korea is "Korea (South)." Experiment with search term variations such as France or French, or use the asterisk (wildcard) where possible (Japan* will retrieve Japan and Japanese; motion picture* will retrieve motion picture and motion pictures).

  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures 
  • Filming
  • Video production
  • Television broadcasting
  • Television production
  • Mass media
  • Streaming video

possible sub-categories:

  • history
  • production and direction
  • government policy
  • laws
  • economic aspects
  • distribution

Use the filters to limit to books, by language, or date.

Articles & Reports

** Best Bets for your industry dossier assignment


**Film & Television Literature Index and Communication & Mass Media Complete are two key databases in media studies. Both include peer-reviewed scholarly articles, trade periodicals, and magazines. Search them simultaneously by opening up one, clicking on "Choose Databases" above the search box, and selecting the other.

**Multi-Search is the largest library search engine for finding academic articles and books and includes Film & Television Literature and Communication & Mass Media Complete, the GIL Find library catalog, and more than 180 other GALILEO databases. After doing your search, filter to "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" as needed. 

ABI/Inform for in-depth articles and working papers from an economics or business perspective.

ProQuest Political Science for in-depth articles about the political, policy, and legal issues affecting your country's industry.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive for historical industry trade publication articles published between 1911-2000. 

Global Newsstream for recent developments reported in newspapers around the world.


**Statista includes market, industry, and consumer research reports with statistics, graphs, and charts.

**Business Insights: Global has market research reports surveying industries such as broadcasting & cable, digital media, and film. Search for your country + the word media, then filter to Market Research Reports.

Business Market Research Collection has reports and information covering company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research. 

The World Factbook has very brief overviews of broadcast media in each country.


  • Put titles and other phrases in quotation marks to search the exact phrase: "television production"  or "New Zealand"
  • Use an asterisk as a wildcard to pick up various endings: Brazil* will find Brazil and Brazilian.
  • Search for synonyms connected by the word "or": France or French


UGA has only a small number of streaming films available on the Kanopy platform.

Most of our films are only on DVD. To locate them:

  1. Search for your film in the GIL Find library catalog.
  2. Click on "Sign in / Request items" then click on "Request other issue" (no, that wording doesn't make sense), OR
  3. Pick it up at the basement Media Desk 10-5 Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays.

Don't have a DVD player? Contact the Media Desk during their open hours, and they will set you up on a viewing station.