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ENGL 3440: The Western: Home


Course Films

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Background Information


A Dictionary of Film Studies (ebook)  General film terminology, concepts, and history.
Oxford History of World Cinema  International film terminology, concepts, and history.
Magill's Cinema Annual  Reviews, ratings, and credits for domestic and foreign films released in the U.S.
Motion Picture Encyclopedias and Dictionaries  Other reference books available in the library and online.


Books on Westerns


Books on Westerns in the Library  Ebooks and Print books.



Find & Watch Other Films


Search for a Specific Film

Use the link and instructions below to find a specific film


Library Catalog

  • The link above shows a search by Title -- replace the text "Rashomon" to search for a different Title
  • To search for a director, change Title to Creator
  • To see only DVDs or only streaming, scroll down to the results, then:
    • on left look for Refine my results > Availability, then choose one of these options:
      • Available in the Library = DVD
      • Full Text Online = Streaming


Browse the Catalog

Use the links below to see what's available in the Library


Criterion Collection 
  • Use the filters on the lower left to select Availability (DVD or streaming) and/or Subject (e.g. Foreign Films)
  • Filter on the left or at the top of the page. Type additional words in the advanced search. 



Browse Film Databases

Use the links below to see what's available in specific library databases


Alexander Street Press 

  • Streaming Sony Picture Classics, World Cinema, Filmakers Library, LGBT Studies & Black Studies, New World Cinema, Silent Film Online, and educational videos of all kinds.


  • Browse streaming video selected for courses.