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Resources at Boston College

Look for resources at Boston College by searching Holmes, the Boston College Libraries online discovery tool 

Search for keywords "Motion Pictures" and "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 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.

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Books Beyond Boston College

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Books may be requested through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department by submitting your request through “Your Account” on Holmes.

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