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Film Studies

Introduction


Welcome to the Subject Guide for Film Studies! The guide provides an introduction to some of the most important Film Studies resources available via the library.

The information and resources in this guide will help get you started on your research journey. You can use the guide to find and access:


  • Books
  • Articles
  • Primary sources
  • Web resources
  • Guidance on searching effectively and evaluating sources

Books & Films


To search for books, eBooks and films (on DVD and Blu-Ray) you can use Library Search. Library Search is a tool which enables you to search the library catalogue and also other resources (e.g. journal and newspaper articles).


Articles

A good starting point if you are looking for articles is Library Search.

However, if you need to explore the literature further and undertake a more comprehensive search, you can also use the following resources (note though that not all of them are full-text, so you may need to follow up references using Library Search):

Literature Online (LION)

Literature Online (LION)

JSTOR

JSTOR

Project Muse

Project Muse

MLA Bibliography

MLA Bibliography

Web of Science

Web of Science

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Primary Resources

The library provides access to a number of different resources that you can use to access primary sources – including newspapers, which can be useful if you are looking for reviews of a particular film.


American Film Institute

American Film Institute

The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

British Film Institue

British Film Institue

BFI Library

BFI Library

BUFVC

BUFVC

Film Archives Online

Film Archives Online

Web Resources

Below are a few web resources related to Film Studies. You can see a longer list in the Full Resource Listing.


Screenonline

Screenonline

American Film Institute

American Film Institute

Film Archives Online

Film Archives Online

Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

BUFVC

BUFVC

CineFiles

CineFiles

Search Skills

No matter what stage you’re at with your studies, you will need to do some independent research for your assignments.

From basic search tips to more advanced research skills, our Moodle course guides you through devising a search strategy, carrying out a search and making sure you choose the right resources.


Search Skills Moodle Course

Search Skills Moodle Course



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