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Film Research Guide

Film eBooks

Below are just a sample of ebooks available in the library catalog.  To search for ebooks click here to visit the library catalog

Using the Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog

Look for resources by searching the Library Catalog

Search for keywords "Motion Pictures" or "Cinema" or "Film" to get the broadest possible view of the material. 

You may need to approach the subject from several directions: 

World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the war.

Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- United States.

Politics in motion pictures.

This may seem obvious, but do not forget to use the bibliographies and references found in your text books and the books on reserve for your course. Also, check the footnotes and bibliographies of the articles and books that you find for further sources.

Browsing Guide for Film

Use this Quick Guide to locate books and journals in the library stacks (3rd floor) for research materials on Film and Film Studies:

PN Literature (General)
PN 1990-1992.92           Broadcasting                                       
PN 1991-1991.9 Radio broadcasting
PN 1992-1992.92 Television broadcasting
PN 1993-1999 Motion pictures
PN 1997-1997.85 Screenplays, scenarios


Materials on photography are located as follows:

TR Photography (General)                              
TR 845-899          Cinematography. Motion pictures 
TR 891 Lighting for motion pictures
TR 899 Editing for motion pictures

Interlibrary Loan

Use interlibrary loan to borrow books or get copies of articles that our library doesn't have - for free!  Sometimes, you can borrow videos or CDs, too.  All you have to do is supply the information about what you want to borrow; we will do the rest.  Items usually come in about a week.

Interlibrary Loan 

Print Film Books in the Library