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Reference Sources - Electronic

For key concepts, brief topic overviews, background information from sources such as dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, gazetteers, handbooks, and statistical compilations

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Oxford Premium Reference eBooks

Books - Full-Text Electronic


Books - Print

Library Catalog

Examples of searches in the online catalog:

Author: Kael Pauline
Title: Citizen Kane Book
Subject: Motion Pictures United States History
Keyword Anywhere: Orson Welles
Call No.: PN1997 .C5117
Command Search: Orson AND Welles

Most film studies titles are in the PN’s. 


Featured Book - Print

Cover Art
The Hollywood Film Musical - Barry Keith Grant
Call Number: PN1995.9.M86 G68 2012 Columbia Main
ISBN: 9781405182539
Publication Date: 2012-04-23


Databases for Film Studies Topics

Library databases primarily contain journal and newspaper articles but may also include books, media, reference items, and more.

To log into the databases on campus or at home, you will enter your campus (PVT) username and password.



Reference Books - Print

Useful reference books in print in Columbia Reference section:

PN1993 M4334

Motion Picture Guide
Covers silent through 1984 plus annual volumes
for 1986, 1987, 1988, 1999

PN1993.45 M3

Magill’s Survey of Cinema 
English Language films

PN1993.45 M32

Magill’s Survey of Cinema 
more English Language films

PN1993.45 M34

Magill’s Survey of Cinema 
Foreign Language films

PN1995 M3

Magill’s Survey of Cinema 
Silent films

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