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Film Research Resources: Books

This guide is intended to assist students researching film.

Film LC Call Numbers

Film LC Call Numbers

  • PN1900s which are on level 5 of the Reynolds Wing.
  • Various other call numbers for specific types of films (i.e. books about Shakespeare on film will be with the Shakespeare books).

FIlm ebooks

Finding Books on Films

Use the Library's Search Tool, Primo, to locate books and other materials in Reynolds Library.

Film studies as a field is becoming increasingly prolific at producing books that take an in-depth look at some aspect of film. Film studies books tend to fall in one of the following categories:

  • Books on a particular Film
  • Books on a director
  • Books on a genre
  • Books on a theory
  • Books on an element common across multiple films

Search Terms for Film

Search by Author, Title, Subject, or Keyword. Keep in mind that you may get better results using "Motion Pictures" instead of "film" or "movie" in your searches.

Sample Searches

  • "Film Theory"
  • "Alfred Hitchcock"
  • "Gender" AND "Motion Pictures"

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