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Research in Film Studies: Books
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Searching Tips for Films Studies topics

Books on film studies topics are generally in the 790-792 call number range.

You can add "motion picture" or "motion pictures" as a keyword or subject term when searching;

this is usually on the book record if the book is about cinema:

However, it's hard sometimes to guess the other words that might be used in the book, so use this judiciously.

Borrowing from Other Libraries (free!)

Option 1: WorldCat (libraries around the world--more options)

  1. Get to WorldCat on the Databases A-Z page.
  2. Search.
  3. Select format if necessary.
  4. Choose the item.
  5. Click the ILL link. Login if necessary.
  6. Fill in any additional information.
  7. Submit.

Option 2: OneSearch searching FastTrac (regional libraries)

  1. Search OneSearch as usual.
  2. Choose FastTRAC libraries from the drop-down.
  3. Choose the item (does not have to be a book).
  4. Login to see the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) link.
  5. Click the ILL link to login.
  6. -7. As above.

Login to the Interlibrary Loan link on the homepage to see your list of requests to check status, cancel, copy, and more.

Streaming Video

Streaming video database with documentaries on almost any topic.

Examples of our books

Film sources are scattered among the 790's (entertainment), the 800's (when considered as "literature" of a certain culture), and other areas.

A few examples:

Now search for yourself!