Film and Media

Overview

Collection strengths in the historical and critical aspects of film and media, biographical coverage of European, U.S., Latin American and some Asian cinema, film theory and criticism, aesthetics and practical aspects of film making such as screen writing and film production, general media and television studies, the history of journalism, newspapers and periodicals, historical, critical and theoretical coverage of the theatre, and performance art and theory.

Location

Film and Media books are located on the 5th floor.

Print periodicals

  • Recent issues of periodicals are on display in the Periodicals Room (North Reading Room), 4th floor.
  • Most back issues of periodicals and some monographs are shelved in the stacks. These will display the location Stack Service. Please request these through the Catalogue using the Fetch Service.

 

Finding articles

You can search multiple journals at once using electronic resources such as the International Index of Performing Arts (IIPA), JSTOR, or Academic Search Complete.

Databases

The Collection is complimented by a range of Databases. Researchers should begin with  the International Index of Performing Arts (IIPA),  and the bibliographic MLA international bibliography.  For a more complete list view the Film and Media database list.

Induction tutorial

These are presentation slides for those researching Film and Media. A full induction can be provided for your group. Please contact the Research Librarian (below).

 

Related collections

DVDs

Films and operas are available on DVD, these include European films (including Russia), the US, Latin America and Asia, from early silent cinema to the present day. Find the title you require from the Catalogue and then request it from the Enquiries Desk.

Understanding Classmarks

The Film studies are classified using Bliss classification. A browsable guide can be downloaded:

 

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