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Screen Studies: Starting Your Research

First, start with:


Background Information
A Dictionary of Film Studies (ebook)  General film terminology, concepts, and history.
Oxford History of World Cinema (on the shelf)  International film terminology, concepts, and history.
Film & Television Literature Index  If the full text of articles is not linked, request the article via Interlibrary Loan.
JSTOR  For best results, use the Advanced Search Journal Filter and limit by subject Film Studies.
OSU Libraries Search  On the left, filter by Availability (in print or online), Subject, Language, etc.
Many film studies books are shelved on the Edmon Low Library 4th floor & have call numbers beginning with 791.
DVDs (OSU Libraries Search)  Check out DVDs from the Edmon Low Creative Studios on the 1st Floor of the Library. 
Streaming (OSU Libraries Search)  Filter on the left or at the top of the page type additional words in the advanced search. 


Not sure what you want to see? Try browsing in Kanopy or Alexander Street Press.

Then try:


Background Information
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.
Project MUSE  Full text of books and journals from academic presses.

MLA International Bibliography  Links to full text of articles when available. Otherwise request via InterLibrary Loan.

EBSCO Databases  Select Art & Architecture Complete & Humanities International Complete.


WorldCat  Search for books in other libraries and have them sent to OSU. Delivery and checkout times vary.

Also check out:


Websites for Screen Studies research.

ZoteroBib  Generate citations and bibliographies without installing software or logging in.