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Film Studies


Finding Films

Starting Point for Film Studies Research

Find Films in Libary Catalog

The Libraries' general audiovisual collection can be found on the 3rd floor of the O'Neill Library and a collection of current popular DVDs can be found in the Main Lobby.  DVDs for classes can be found at the Circulation desk.  All titles in various formats including Streaming Video can be found in the Library Catalog.  Please note that not all Streaming Videos are available via the catalog.  For more information see Streaming Collections.

  • Choose "Advanced" Search.
  • Use the pull-down menus to search Anywhere in record, or in Title or Author (Director, Actor, Musician, Dancer).
  • Choose the Material Type e.g. Films & Video, Musical Recordings, Spoken Recordings
  • You can also limit by date range and/or language.

How to cite videos and DVDs

APA Format:

Weir, P.B. (Producer), & Harrison, B.F. (Director). (1992). Levels of consciousness [Videotape]. Boston, MA: Filmways.

Here, the main people responsible for the videotape (or DVD) are given, with their roles identified in parentheses after their names. After the title, the format is identified (here, a videotape). The distributor's name and location comprises the last part of the entry. For more specific information, consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Fifth Edition) or the Libraries' Citing Sources & Creating Bibliographies

MLA Format:

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree. Dir. Al Smith. With Winnie the Pooh and Piglet. Walt Disney Home Video, 1985.

Begin with the title, which should be underlined, followed by the director's name. Then, include any additional information that you find relevant, such as the names of lead actors. End with the distributor and year, separated by a comma