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Resource Guide:
Film Studies

Websites and Digital Archives

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Motion Pictures
  • Documentary Films
  • Film criticism
  • Motion Pictures – France
  • Motion Pictures – Moral and Ethical Aspects
  • Motion Pictures – Plots, themes, etc.
  • Motion Pictures – United States
  • Ambiguity in Motion Pictures
  • Motion Pictures and Literature
  • Politics in Motion Pictures
  • Motion Pictures – Dictionaries
  • Motion Pictures – Great Britain – Plots, themes, etc.
  • Motion Pictures – Iran – Criticism and interpretations
  • Motion Pictures – Psychological Aspects
  • Film Criticism
  • Auteur theory (Motion Pictures)
  • Motion Picture Industry
  • Motion Pictures and Women
  • Motion Pictures – Evaluation
  • Motion Pictures – Influence
  • Motion Pictures – Periodicals
  • Motion Pictures – Reviews
  • Film genres
  • Cliches in Motion Pictures

Research Databases

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Cineaste
  • Cinema Journal
  • Film & History
  • Film Comment
  • Film Criticism
  • Film Culture
  • Film History
  • Film Journal International
  • Film Quarterly
  • Films in Review
  • Jump Cut

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Studying contemporary American film a guide to movie analysis e-Book
From Antz to Titanic reinventing film analysis e-Book
Regarding film criticism and comment e-Book
The films of Ingmar Bergman e-Book
Stanley Kubrick a narrative and stylistic analysis e-Book
The encyclopedia of filmmakers / : volume One A – K PN 1998.2 .T53 v.1
Women and the new German cinema PN 1993.5 .G3 K58 1992
Master space : film images of Capra, Lubitsch, Sternberg, and Wyler PN 1995.9 .P7 B64 1992
The woman at the keyhole : feminism and women’s cinema PN 1995.9 .W6 M36 1990
Cahiers du cinéma, the 1950s : neo-realism, Hollywood, new wave PN 1995 .C29 1985
The cinema of cruelty : from Buñuel to HitchcockPN 1995.9 .C7 C313
The cinema of John Huston REMOTE PN 1998.A3 .H84 1977
Masterworks of the German cinema: the Golem, Nosferatu, M… REMOTE PN 1997 .A1 M27
Children’s films history, ideology, pedagogy, theory e-Book
European film theory and cinema a critical introduction e-Book
Three philosophical filmmakers Hitchcock, Welles, Renoir e-Book
Film language; a semiotics of the cinema REMOTE PN 1995 .M4513 1974
Signs and meaning in the cinema REMOTE PN 1995 .W64
American film criticism, from the beginnings to Citizen Kane REMOTE PN 1995 .K293 1972
Writing the romantic comedy : how to craft a screenplay that will sell PN 1996 .M49 2000
Film noir : an encyclopedic reference to the American style REF PN 1995.9 .F54 F55
The great Hollywood musical pictures REF PN 1995.9 .M86 P37
Genre, the musical : a reader REMOTE PN 1995.9 .M86 G4 1981