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Film Studies

Finding Books & eBooks


To identify books on your topic, search the Library Catalogue using the keyword or word option. The books in the library are located on floors 6 through 10. Reference and Reserve books are located on the 2nd floor. With a few exceptions, books are shelved according to an alphanumeric sequence of call numbers.

Most books related to Film Studies are located in the call number range PN1992 - PN1999 on the 9th floor. If you do not have a specific author or title of a book, and you do not know the Library of Congress Subject Heading, search OMNI by Keyword or the "any word or words" option. Some useful LC subject headings are:

Cinematography--Encyclopedias Cinematography--Lighting Motion Picture Authorship
Motion Picture--Producers and Directors Motion Pictures Motion Pictures--Encyclopedias
Motion Pictures--Art Direction Motion Pictures--Editing Motion Pictures--History
Motion Pictures--Philosophy Motion Pictures--Plots, Themes etc. Motion Pictures--Production and Direction
Motion Pictures--Setting and Scenery Motion Pictures--Social Aspects Motion Pictures--Sound Effects

Anthologies and Survey Texts

Introductory courses to Film Studies often require resources that cover a broad spectrum of time periods, styles, and schools. These books will give a basic introduction to many topics, highlight major artists associated with movements, and include resources for further information.