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CTVA 500: Theory/History of Cinema I: Overview

Maria Elena de las Carreras

Finding film materials in the catalog

Books, scripts, DVDs

Try a subject search on Motion Pictures in the Library Catalog:
searching for motion picture materials in library catalog

This search will pull up many records, which you can then organize by date:
motion picture books sorted by date

You can then select an individual item:
book on dracula in film

You can send a text message to yourself with the book location and description. Find exactly where on the stacks the book is by choosing Map It.

You can also browse other subjects, such as Vampire films -- History and criticism. You can also start your bibliography by clicking on Cite This Title.

Some books are available electronically, such as these titles:
ebooks on film

To find books about writing screenplays, do a subject search on Motion Picture Authorship.

To find screenplays, do a subject search on Motion Picture Plays. If you search in the catalog, you will find all of our print screenplays plus those available online through Alexander Street Press.

To find films in the catalog, search by title or keyword and limit to Videos/DVDs. The majority of the films on the Viewing List are available at the Oviatt.

To find out which films are available online, check out our Streaming Video Guide.