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Film: A Guide to Resources: Finding
Books

A selection of reference sources and databases useful for the study of motion pictures.

Library Catalog

Using Library of Congress (LC) Subject Headings to find books about films can be productive, but it helps to know that the term LC uses for movies is MOTION PICTURES. For example: MOTION PICTURES--AESTHETICS or MOTION PICTURES--JAPAN or WOMEN IN MOTION PICTURES. In the library catalog, enter MOTION PICTURES as a Subject search in the box. Entering multi-word subject headings in quotation marks will search for them as exact phrases. (See below.) Also see this list of subject headings related to film.

See the list of Subject Headings for film genres for additional terminology used in the study of film.


Finding Videos in the Library via the Classic Catalog

Finding videos in the Library via the new catalog

The Dean Room in Uris Library houses a variety of feature films and other visual and audio materials across a spectrum of languages and cultures. Click on the link above for tips on how to find them.

Newly Received Books About Film

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