: Use the WSU online
to find location and availability of books and other
media in Stewart Library. Most of the books on film are located
on level two of the library in the General Collection
beginning with call numbers PN1995. The most useful term to use
in the catalog is the Library of Congress Subject Heading "motion
From Bookstores: Order books
online from Amazon Books,
Barnes and Noble or Yahoo Books
Page. Also use Books
in Print sources as needed.
Interlibrary Loan: If we do
not own a particular book or article you need, we will borrow
it for you from another library through Interlibrary
Reference resources include encyclopedias, dictionaries
and other materials you use to "refer" to. Use these
and many other resources for background information on a topic.
ONLINE REFERENCE RESOURCES
- Encyclopedia Britannica - a fully searchable and
browsable article database, with hundreds of articles not found
in the print Britannica. It also includes Merriam-Webster's Collegiate
PRINT REFERENCE RESOURCES
- The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film - Reference
- Encyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series
- Reference PN1997.8.A76 2001
- Film Noir - Reference PN1995.9.F54F55 1992
- Literature and Film - Reference Z5784.M9W37
- VideoHound's World Cinema - Reference PN1995.9.F67W56
To find articles on your topic you
need to use article databases, also known as periodical indexes.
Each database usually covers a group of subject related journals.
Search by subject or keyword in these indexes. For
home or off campus access please use your WSU Login.
- Many articles and film reviews can be found in newspapers
and broadcast news services available on the Web
BROWSING CURRENT PERIODICALS
Current magazines and journals can be browsed in the Current
Periodicals Area, in the PN1 section on the Main level. Bound
volumes of older issues are found upstairs in the periodicals
Here are some WWW sites to get you started. Most
of these will take you to other links, so explore!
Searchable Film Databases
- All-Movie Guide - similar
to the Internet Movie Database below. Good info on film content
and ratings. Search by genre, country, actor, film title,
mood and other categories.
- Internet Movie Database
- probably the best and most comprehensive searchable database
of movie information, now owned by Amazon.com
- TV Guide Movie
Database - cast, credits and reviews for more than 40,000
movies, plus filmographies for thousands of actors and other
Movie Industry Information
Film and Video Movie Reviews
- Drew's Script-O-Rama
- what were Hal's last words in 2001 ? What was Bogey's first
line in Casablanca? Find it here!
Movie Trailers, Previews, and Media Players