Skip to main content
Wartburg College homepage  

Research in Film Studies: Books
 & Media

What can Book Sources do for you?

  • Deep-dive into a topic for a length of time
  • Gather lots of studies together for you
  • Have a chapter or two that's very useful
  • Have an introduction that gives you background

Search books, articles, journals, etc.

One Search logo

Search for ebooks, books, DVDs, CDs, print journals, scores, and other physical items in the library.

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.

WorldCat and ILL: Order items from anywhere in the world for free!

1. Click on WorldCat from the Databases A-Z list.

2. Search for and choose an item. If Wartburg doesn't own it, request by clicking "Interlibrary Loan via ILLiad." Sign in or sign up for your account. Submit!

3. You'll be emailed when your item has arrived; you'll pick it up at the library circulation desk. Let us know of any issues.

4. If you need to make an ILL account, click on any ILL button (from the homepage or within a database) and fill out the form.

5. You can request items manually or have the forms filled automatically by requesting from within WorldCat or another database.

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!