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Film: Film Studies

This library research guide supports program areas that are a part of Butler University's College of Communication.

WorldCat Discovery

Find books, articles, media, and more at Butler and beyond

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If you are interested in books about film, plug in the following Library of Congress Subject Headings in the above WorldCat Discovery search box:

Film Criticism
Film History
Film Adaptations
Film Noir
Motion Picture actors and actresses
Motion Picture audiences
Motion Pictures

Films through the Decades

These books provide an overview of film through the decades of the 20th & 21st centuries.  Previous decades can be accessed through this link to WorldCAT:  Screen Decades series.  

Databases & Video Sources

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Additional Film Research Sources

Looking for reviews of a film?  The following databases and print resources will lead you to film and motion picture reviews.  

When studying film, primary sources include not only the film itself but analyzing the cultural scene and film artifacts (press releases, media kits) at the time that the film was made. Search the databases below to find magazine, newspaper, and other news/information sources that were published when the film was released.  

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