Reference Works: Indexes and General Guides
Graves, Mark A. Blockbusters: a reference guide to film genres. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.
Reference Room: PN 1995 .G663 2006
Hill, John and Pamela Church, eds. The Oxford guide to film studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Reference Room: PN 1995 .O93 1998
Pearson, Roberta E. and Philip Simpson. Critical dictionary of film and television theory. London: Routledge, 2001.
Reference Room: PN 1993.45 .C75 2001
eResources for filmmakers
The Library has many eBooks on Final Cut, Adobe, and iMovie, etc. To access these titles, do a search in the catalog on "motion pictures" and limit the material type to eBooks.
Then choose a title to view. If you're not on campus, you will be asked for your portal ID and password to proceed.
Finding screenplays in the Oviatt
You can search for a screenplay by film title, but if you would like to browse the available titles, do a subject search on "motion picture plays". Most screenplays' call numbers begin with PN 1997, such as the Big Lebowski:
Finding CTVA theses/final projects in the Oviatt
You can search by an author's name if you know it, but if you would like to browse all of the past CTVA theses, do a subject search on "Dissertations, Academic--CSUN--Cinema and Television Arts." The Library has two copies of each thesis: one is on the 3rd Floor and the other is in University Archives. All CTVA theses will begin with the call number PN 4784 .Z95 and are in red or black bindings.