This guide provides an overview of commonly cited works on film history, criticism, and theory, and resources for locating and obtaining articles in serial publications and anthologies.
In this guide you will find:
We also offer guides to research on films of specific countries:
Book summaries text is taken from Books in Print.
Finding Films at the UIUC Library
The Undergraduate Library Media Collection houses Blu-Ray, DVD, and VHS copies of films of all types from around the world. The media collection is located on the lower level of the Undergraduate Library (UGL). Materials may be borrowed for up to a week. Self service check-out stations are located next to the entrance to the collection. Alternately, materials may be checked out at the front desk on the upper level.
To locate specific titles:
1. Use the library catalog's Classic Search and search by subject. For instance, if you were seeking films from Spain, you would use "Feature films -- Spain" or "Motion pictures -- Spain" as your search terms in the "Subject" field.
2. Use the library catalog's VuFind Advanced Search. You can narrow your search by simultaneously searching by keyword, title, author, or subject. Then click the box above "film/video" to narrow your search to films.