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College of Arts & Sciences-Dept. of English & Foreign Languages: Film Studies



Here is a list of several databases that contain many film-related resources. When searching for articles, it is helpful to include "motion picture" to your keyword search.


Use the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library Catalog  to find books/ebooks, and streaming video on topics relating to film studies. Below are just a few examples.

ART -- Film & Video


Film criticism

Motion Picture Authorship (screenwriting)

Motion pictures -- History

Motion pictures -- Moral and ethical aspects

Motion pictures -- Philosophy

Motion pictures -- Religious aspects

Motion Pictures and Literature

Motion pictures Plots, themes, etc.

HELPFUL TIP: As you search and find books of interest, click on the title to view the citation and review the subjects the book(s) are cataloged under - then use those subjects for additional searching.