Film Studies Resources in Shain Library
Books & Media
Search the Library Catalog to find books, videos and DVDs, and journal titles. The catalog can be searched by author, title, keyword or subject and contains the holdings of Connecticut College as well as Trinity College and Wesleyan University. To search for books and media outside of the local catalog, use WorldCat.
To find movies on DVD and VHS, use the "Quick Limit" dropdown menu in Simple Search in Caravan, then search by title or personal name (use "Author" to search for directors' names and "Keyword Anywhere" to search for actors' names).
The following reference works can be found in the Shain Library reference section and can help you start researching literature-related topics. These are only a sampling of our reference collection; more sources can be found by browsing in the PN1993-1999 and TR845-899 call number ranges of the reference collection.
|Film and Television: A Guide to the Reference Literature||Emmons, Mark||Z5784.M9 E47 2006|
|Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film||Grant, Barry Keith||PN1993.45 .G65 2007|
|Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts||Hayward, Susan||PN1993.45 H36 2006|
|The Language of Cinema||Jackson, Kevin||PN1993.45 J23 1998|
|The Film Encyclopedia||Katz, Ephraim||PN1993.45 K34 1994|
|The Complete Film Dictionary||Konigsberg, Ira||PN1993.45 .K66 1997|
|The International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers||Lyon, Christopher||PN1997.8 .I58 1984|
|The Encyclopedia of British Film||McFarlane, Brian||PN1993.5.G7 E53 2005|
|The Columbia Companion to American History on Film: How the Movies Have Portrayed the American Past||Rollins, Peter||PN1995.9.U64 C65 2003|
|Film Noir: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Reference to Movies, Terms, and Persons||Stephens, Michael||PN1995.9 F54 S74 1995|
|The New Biographical Dictionary of Film||Thomson, David||PN1998.2 .T49 2002|