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Film Studies: Overview

Welcome

Welcome to the guide for film studies and history. Here you will find information about films and how to study them critically, as well as the resources that are most likely to meet your research needs. For information about sites that provide free access to films, see the Video Resources guide. For the Liberal Arts guide, click HERE.



Still from Metropolis by Fritz Lang, 1927

Find the Right Resource

Reference Sources (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries):

  • Basic overview of subject 
  • Quick lookup of factual information
  • Recommendations for more in-depth information  

Books

  • In-depth research 
  • Analysis of an issue's context
  • Historical information  

Articles:

  • Narrowly focused analysis
  • Detailed findings from individual studies
  • Current information on a topic
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