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CA 343: Film History: Finding Resources

A guide to finding films and film books in the University Library.

Guide Author

Ellen Wilson
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Finding Film Books in the University Library

Finding biographies of actors:

To find a biography or autobiography of a particular actor, enter the actor's name in the search for box. Select keyword in the search by box.

Finding film theory books:

To find books on film theory, search the term "film theory" as a keyword search.

Finding film genre books:

To find books on a particular genre of film, search the term name of the genre (for example: "horror films") as a keyword search. Limit your search to the Marx Library Bookstacks to eliminate media items.

Film Reference Sources

Use these sources to identify a research subject.

Finding Films in the University Library

Finding silent films:

A good search to perform to find foreign films is to use the search term "silent films." Set the search by box to "subject heading keyword" and limit to the "Instructional Media Center."

Finding foreign films:

A good search to perform to find foreign films is to use the search term "foreign films." Set the search by box to "subject heading keyword" and limit to the "Instructional Media Center."

Finding motion pictures and feature films:

A good search to perform to find films is to use the search term "motion pictures" or "feature films." Set the search by box to "keyword" and limit to the "Instructional Media Center."

Internet Movie Database (IMDb)