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Film Studies Resource Guide: Getting Started

Getting Started

Films or motion pictures are frequently based on literature or plays. More sources can be found in Summon with subject headings such as:

  • Motion pictures and literature
  • Film adaptations
  • Drama- film and video adaptations

A Companion to film theory / edited by Toby Miller and Robert Stam.
Malden, Mass : Blackwell, 1999.

PN1995 .C667 1999

A companion to literature and film / edited by Robert Stam and Alessandra Raengo.

Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004

PN1995.3 .C65 2004

Rethinking the novel/film debate / Kamilla Elliott.

Cambridge University Press, 2003.

PN1997.85 .E44 2003


Reference Sources - books

The Oxford handbook of film and media studies / edited by Robert Kolker.:New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.

Bird-Reference, 2nd Floor (does not circulate)  PN1994 .O93 2008


International dictionary of films and filmmakers / editor, Nicholas Thomas ; consulting editor, James Vinson.Chicago : St. James Press, c1990-1994. Vol. 1-5 Bird-Reference, 2nd Floor (does not circulate)  PN1997.8 .I58 1990

Online Sources

The databases where you can find articles are not in an alphabetical order and NOT according to importance, since each researcher will have a different thesis and needs.

Subject Guide

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