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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Cinema Studies Libary Guide: Finding Films

Finding DVDs

The Main 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 fifth floor of the Main Stacks near the entrance. The materials may be checked out at the Main Stacks circulation desk. Materials may be borrowed for up to a week.

To locate specific titles:

1. Use the library catalog's Advanced 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  Easy Search You can narrow your search by simultaneously searching by keywordtitleauthor, or subject. Then click the box above "film/video" to narrow your search to films.

Subject Headings for Finding Feature Films
Feature Films
Motion Pictures

To find country specific films, use this formula "Feature Films Country" or "Motion Picture Country" (for example Feature Films Spain)


Media History Digital Library

Theater Videos via Database

Feature Films Online

Feature Film Databases