The status of magnetostatic wave (MSW) straight-edge resonators (SERs) and their applications in tunable oscillator circuits are reviewed. The resonators are based on magnetostatic waves propagating in high-Q cavities fabricated in thin ferrimagnetic yttrium iron garnet (YIG) films. The resonance frequency of these resonators can be tuned using a bias magnetic field. The theory of operation and design criteria for the straight-edge resonators are described with emphasis on the effect of the resonator parameters on the tuning range, power handling, and phase noise performance. The use of the SER as the frequency-selective element in oscillator circuits is reported. Examples of tunable oscillators are included.