HW Wilson Cinema Image Gallery trial

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H.W. Wilson is providing extended trial access to their Cinema Image Gallery database.

The Cinema Image Gallery is one of the most comprehensive online collections of still images from movies, television and the entertainment industry. It presents the history of movie-making, still images of films in production, directors working on-set with the stars, set, costume and production design, as well as, hair and make-up shots and rare behind-the-scenes material. Cinema Image Gallery also offers an extensive TV stills archive, covering comedies, dramas, series, TV movies, game shows and thousands of pictures of the stars in this medium.

Cinema Image Gallery features:

  • More than 217,000 superior-quality images – with substantial quarterly additions, all rights-cleared for use in educational settings, with substantial additions on a regular basis.
  • A treasure trove of more than 6,200 posters and lobby cards used to promote the movies.
  • New! Seamless links to your library’s video holdings.
  • Links to more than 500 full movies, as well as links to reviews and other articles about the titles, and to biographical materials about notable figures in the industry.
  • Portrait photography and biographies of the stars of film and television.
  • Database-specific search parameters developed specifically for this resource—Title, Director, Actor Names, Genre, Awards (Academy Award, Cannes Film Festival, Screen Actors Guild)—to ensure accuracy and speed in locating relevant material.
  • My WilsonWeb functionality: save searches or specific images; print images; email images; receive email alerts when new results matching a specific query are added to the database.

For information about more trials and new online resources, please visit the library’s Database Trials & New Resources page.

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HW Wilson Cinema Image database trial

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H.W. Wilson has provided UML with trial access for the month of October to Cinema Image Gallery. For a link to the trial, go the UML Library Database Trial and New Resources  page.

With over 150,000 images including a treasure-trove of over 4,000 poster art and lobby cards used to promote the movies, Cinema Image Gallery is one of the world’s most comprehensive online collections of still images from movies, television and the entertainment industry.

Cinema Image Gallery presents the history of movie-making through a wide range of high-quality images of films in production: directors working on-set with the stars, set, costume and production design as well as hair and make-up shots and rare behind-the scenes material. Cinema Image Gallery also offers an extensive TV stills archive featuring classic and modern TV: comedies, dramas, series, TV movies, game shows and thousands of pictures of the stars of this medium.

In addition, Cinama Image Gallery offers these special features:

  • All images rights cleared for education use.
  • Links to reviews and other articles about the titles.
  • Links to full video, free online, for almost 100 films. Examples: A Farewell to Arms (1932), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1945), Cyrano De Bergerac (1950), Our Town (1940), and Birth of a Nation (1915).
  • Portrait photography and biographies of the stars of film and TV.
  • Links to biographies.
  • Search by Title, Director, Actor Names, Genre, Country of Production, Subject of Film, Screenwriter, Awards (Academy Award, Best Costume Design, Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival, Screen Actors Guild)