This page presents resources for locating books that will be useful for your research in Film and Media Studies. These are good places to learn what other scholars have already said about a topic, to identify potential primary sources for your review, and to locate gaps in scholarship where you can contribute to the ongoing conversation. To thoroughly research your topic, you will want to use a mix of sources including books, articles, media, and primary sources. Books are more comprehensive in their coverage than journal articles but take longer to publish and may not present the most current information on a topic.
Use UCSB Library Search to find materials available in the UCSB Library including books, e-books, and much more. The search box on the UCSB Library website directs you to the Simple Search for the UCSB Library Search tool. Typing one or more words into this search box will return results that contain all of your specified terms. Use the Advanced Search to select "Books" under Material Type to limit to only print or e-books.
Common Subject Terms (SU):
"motion pictures" (more powerful that searching film, cinema, movies, etc...)
"motion picture theaters"
"motion picture audiences"
"sound motion pictures"
"social media" see also: "internet" or "digital media"
"video games" see also: "computer games" or "electronic games"
"virtual reality" see also: "augmented reality"
Other subject terms to add:
|philosophy||history||history and criticism||education|
|psychology||social aspects||religious aspects||ethnology|
|ratings||sound effects||censorship||government policy|
PN1991-PN1991.9 Radio broadcasts
PN1992-PN1992.92 Television broadcasts
PN1993-PN1999 Motion pictures
TR845-TR899 Cinematography, Motion pictures
PNs = 7th Floor, most are behind elevators
TR = 2nd Floor, Science & Engineering
2nd Floor, Oceanside
WorldCat Discovery @UCSB is a way to find books and other materials located in libraries outside the UC System.