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Library resources for Film Studies.
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Citing Sources

MLA Handbook

  • NoodleBib
    Quickly creates APA and MLA style reference or source lists.
  • EndNote Web  
    A web-based version of EndNote bibliographic management software.

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Filmographies and Background

  • History of the American Cinema
    This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s.
  • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers
    "Written for film students and film buffs alike, this set features thorough coverage of legendary films, actors, actresses, directors, writers, and other production artists through detailed essays and commentary by experts."
  • VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
    One of the better sources of short summaries and review captions because of its extensive cross-indexing and categorization of films by genre. Includes brief information on awards received, release year, and a general rating from the editorial staff.
  • Internet Movie Database
    Basic movie information. Includes filmographies and credits but full production information, plot summaries and review sources vary in length and quality.

Scholarly Criticism

  • Film & Television Literature Index
    A comprehensive bibliographic database covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing. It has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes film scholars, college students, and general viewers.
  • Film Literature Index
    1976-2001. Indexes scholary and popular film and television periodicals from 30 countries. The printed version of the Film Literature Index is available from 1973 to the present in the Michener Library Reference Indexes area.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    Collects citations to studies of film in scholarly journals, particularly as they relate to literature.
  • Retrospective Index to Film Periodicals, 1930-1971 (Print)  
    Historical index of the film scholarship. Good companion to the Film Literature Index.

Finding Videos

To find videos at UNC the simplest method is to perform a Keyword search using your subject term plus the phrase and videorecording.

If you are searching for films by a particular director or actor, remember to put the name in quotation marks.

Example Keyword Searches for Finding Videos at UNC:

  • "lee, ang" and videorecording
  • shakespeare and branagh and videorecording
  • "civil war" and videorecording
  • "streep, meryl" and videorecording

Prospector is also a good source for videos, Denver Public Library's collection is searchable and generally available for Prospector delivery.


WorldCAT allows one to limit the search to videos, either by selecting "Visual Materials" as a format from the Advanced Search screen, or by doing a Basic Search and then selecting the "Visual" tab.


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