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Film Studies

Introduction to Library Research

Basic Reference Sources

  • BFI companion to Eastern European and Russian cinema Ref. PN1993.5.E2 B44 2000
  • Encyclopedia of European cinema: The British Film Institute Ref. PN1993.5.E8 E53 1995
  • Film encyclopedia Ref PN 1993.45.K34 2001
  • Forbidden films :censorship histories of 125 motion pictures Ref. PN1995.62 .S67 2001
  • Images in the dark: an encyclopedia of gay and lesbian film and video Ref PN1995.9.H55 M87 1994
  • Reel women: an international directory of contemporary films about women. Ref. PN1995.9.W6S62 2007
  • Schirmer encyclopedia of film Ref. PN1993.45.G65 2007
     *REF indicates a print resource located in the Reference stacks on the 1st Floor of the Fogler Library.

Finding Books and Articles

Use the following online catalogs to find books, videos, microforms etc. on your topic:

Use appropriate subject headings when using URSUS, e.g.:

  • Film adaptations -- History and criticism
  • Film criticism
  • Film noir -- History and criticism
  • Motion picture plays--History and criticism
  • Motion pictures
  • Silent films--History and criticism

To search for journal articles relevant to your topic use the following online indexes:

atticle linker -find out how to locate full texts of articles retrieved from online databases that have this icon (turn on your audio)

Online Resources


RefWorks is a citation management tool that allows you to

  • Create lists of citations of resources from your research.
  • Insert citations in your paper from your lists of citations
  • Create a list of references at the end of your paper

Where to go for assistance

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