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Film Studies Guide: Home

A guide for students doing research in film studies.


Welcome to the Film Studies Research Guide!

This guide will help you to conduct serious scholarly research in film studies from beginning to end. Start by exploring in some encyclopedias and dictionaries and then use the tabs to navigate through finding scholarly articles and books, as well as web resources. And if you're considering a career or looking for some local film screenings, we've got some help for that, too.

Citing Your Sources!

Citing your sources properly -- especially the films that you refer to and any images you include in your paper -- is important and required.

Purdue University's OWL Writing Lab Citation resources are the best ones out there on the web. Generally, Film Studies courses require that you use MLA style. Detailed information on MLA and other styles, such as Chicago, are available here.

Check out Berkeley's Guide to Citing Film, Video, and Online Media.

Diane can help with citations, too!

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries: For Background Information

Start your research by using one of our subject-specific reference books or databases. Wikipedia, though an excellent resource for general information, can't always be relied upon and shouldn't be cited in scholarly research.

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