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Video:What Is IMDB?

with Malena

Want to learn about IMDB and what it does for users? Here, see helpful and informative information about IMDB.See Transcript

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Transcript:What Is IMDB?

Hi I'm Malena with About.com and today we will talk about, what is IMDB.

IMDB Information

IMDB stands for internet movie database. Its a Database of information related to movies, television shows, actors, crew, video games and fictional characters featured in visual entertainment media. With over 100 million unique users each month and a rapidly growing mobile presence, IMDB continues to be on the most popular destinations for entertainment information.

Facts About IMDB

The best place to start getting information from is one of two places: The help menu or the Search Bar: The help menu is a great place to start on any website with such a vast expanse of information. IMDB's help menu will show you a list of help sections and Frequently Asked Questions. Some topics here include, general info, how to register to the site; this is also where you can learn how to add or update your own data into IMDB. Going to the search bar is great if you already know what you are looking for.

Examples of IMDB in Action

For example. Looking up Johnny Depp, among his expansive list of credits, we see that he has been a Producer on 3 separate titles. Looking further past the Filmography, IMDB lists a bio, personal details, Trivia, Message Boards, projects in Development, related news and a place to contribute to the page. There are also photos, videos and poster if available. The best ways to search on IMDB are to look up a persons name or a show or game title. Doing so will give you all the information available to IMDB. If you still aren't finding what you need, try the advanced search options drop down menu. The site is quite expansive and ever evolving. If you follow those few guides I listed, you should be an IMDB pro in no time.

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