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Research Guides

Film Studies

Browsing for Film Books

Use these call numbers to browse for books at the Cabell Library:


N6494.V53 -- Video Art

PN1992 -- Television

PN 1993 -- Film history (general, anthologies, A-Z by country)

PN1994-1995 -- Film theory and appreciation

PN1995.9  -- Genre or topics (e.g. detective films, film noir, international films, war films)

PN1996  -- Screenplay writing

PN1997  -- Films and screenplays

PN1998  -- Directors

PN200-2900 -- Actors and actresses

TR860-899 -- Filmmaking, cinematography, computer animation

Search Tips

Find specific resources for film studies using keywords such as:

  • Animated Films
  • African Americans in Motion Pictures
  • Cartoons
  • Cinematography
  • Experimental Films
  • Digital Cinematography
  • Foreign Films - France
  • Foreign Language Films
  • Horror Films
  • Motion Picture Authorship
  • Motion Picture Industry
  • Motion Pictures
  • Motion Pictures -- France
  • Motion Pictures United States History
  • Race in Motion Pictures
  • Science Fiction Films
  • Short films
  • Silent Films
  • Video Art
  • Western Films

For an advanced search, try the following terms to limit your keyword search results to film studies resources:

  • Film* OR motion picture* OR movie* OR cinema*
  • * = wildcard search. For example, "film*" searches for film, films, filmmakers, or filming.

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