Subject Encyclopedias

Olin Library Reference Collection  Subject encyclopedias are great for:
  1. choosing a topic
  2. educating yourself quickly
  3. perspective on a topic
  4. variant spellings, vocabulary, terminology
  5. bibliography

Film Encyclopedias, Guides, and Dictionaries

French language and French/francophone-centric sources

Note: Click on the titles below to link to the Cornell Library Catalog record for each item.

Directory of World Cinema: France. Bristol, UK ; Chicago : Intellect, 2013.

Bazin, André. French Cinema of the Occupation and Resistance New York, N.Y. : F. Ungar Pub. Co., c1981.

Bessy, Maurice. Histoire du cinéma français: encyclopédie des films. Paris : Pygmalion, c1986-1992. (7 volumes)

Capitaine, Jean-Louis. Les Affiches Du Cinéma Français. Paris: Seghers, 1988. (Film posters.)

Crisp, C. G. French Cinema: a Critical Filmography. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2015. Catalog of French film.  Library has v.1, covering 1929-1939.

Le Film français (1945-1958) : rôles, fonctions et identités d'une revue corporative Paris : Presses Sorbonne nouvelle, [2015]

Hollis-Touré, Isabel. From North Africa to France: Family migration in text and film [London] : Institute of Modern Languages Research, 2015.

Lherminier, Pierre. Annales Du Cinéma Français: Les Voies Du Silence, 1895-1929. Paris: Nouveau Monde éditions, 2012.

Oscherwitz, Dayna, and Mary Ellen Higgins. Historical Dictionary of French Cinema. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2007.

Pallister, Janis L.French-Speaking Women Film Directors: a Guide. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1997.

Pallister, Janis L. Francophone Women Film Directors: a Guide Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c2005.

Pallister, Janis L, and Ruth A. Hottell. Noteworthy Francophone Women Directors: a Sequel. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2011.

Pallister, Janis L. French-Speaking Women Documentarians, a Guide. New York : P. Lang, 2005.

Pillard, Thomas. Le Film Noir Français: Face Aux Bouleversements De La France d'Après-Guerre: 1946-1960. [Nantes]: Joseph K., 2014.

Sellier, Genevie`ve. La Nouvelle Vague Paris : CNRS, c2005.

Serceau, Daniel. Symptômes Du Jeune Cinéma Français. Paris: Cerf, 2008.

Multi-disciplinary Refererence sources

Oxford Reference Online
Searchable database of 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works of Oxford University Press. Each topical division contains searchable versions of the latest editions of published dictionaries and encyclopedias.Covers general reference, language, science and medicine, humanities and social sciences, business and professional subjects.
Sage Reference Online
A database of reference books published by SAGE covering the social sciences and education, including such areas as African American studies, aging & gerontology, anthropology, business and management, communication and media studies, counseling and psychotherapy, criminology and criminal justice, economics, education, environment, family studies, gender & sexuality studies, geography, health and social welfare, history, politics and international relations, psychology, research methods and evaluation, science, philosophy, and theology, social issues, social work and social policy, and sociology, and urban studies and planning.
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
This thoroughly re-envisioned New Dictionary of the History of Ideas brings fresh intelligence and a global perspective to bear on timeless questions about the individual and society. A distinguished team of international scholars explore new thinking in areas previously covered (communism, linguistics, physics) and present cross-cultural perspectives on more recent topics such as postmodernism, deconstruction and post-colonialism.